A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

September 6, 2004

What Am I Doing?

It's that time again. The time where I freak out and start about 32 new projects at once. I need to organize my thoughts and get a grip on myself. First I must look at where all my current projects stand.

From my "back burner" pile.
The Candy Sam in pink Bandolino: Sam was a very bad sweater and let me knit it's fronts all wrong. I have put Sam in a time out in the back of my office closet.

Basic Gloves from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns in gray Baby Ull: I made these to see if I could knit a glove. After I finished the first one I saw that, yes, I can knit a glove. Now there's nothing motivating me to finish the second drab gray glove. Also, since I started these last winter, I will never be able to match my gauge where I left off. I'm still not sure what to do. Ripping will leave me with a lot of short bits of useless yarn. Maybe I should finish the second one and embroider them to save them from hopeless dullness.

Beaded Wrist Warmers: I love my one wrist warmer. I haven't been able to motivate myself to string the beads for the second one. A fourteen bead pattern that needs to be repeated FIFTY-THREE times. I keep saying, "Some evening while I'm watching TV, I'll get that done." Hasn't happened yet.

Poncho in green Dale Ara: I can't remember what I did on the first half of this poncho and I didn't take notes. Bad knitter. I'm going to rip this out. I don't know what I'll do with the yarn yet. Probably some shawl/shrug snuggly thing.

From my current knitting basket.
Birch in Toffee Kidsilk Haze: I've made some progress recently. I'm now on row 5.

Mon Petit Chou Hipster in Elann Esprit: I'm stalled out over a pattern error and waiting for an update.

Go-Everywhere-Go-With-Everything Cardigan in Patons Country DK: All done except for the button loops and buttons.

Paula from the Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Collection in Cotton Fleece: The sleeves are done. I cast on for the back last night. I need to finish the ribbing to free up the needles for the body of Rogue.

Psychedelic Squares Afghan in Cotton Classic: Six squares are done. Ninety-four left to knit.

And the latest.
Lunch Bag Carryall from Knit One, Felt Too in dark red Lopi: I bought a new clear plastic storage container for my stash overflow. The yarn was giving me a dirty look this morning. I cast on.

Rogue in Mission Falls 1824 Wool : I spent yesterday afternoon swatching. I had to finish an afghan square to free up the needles to cast on and knit the hem facing. I will cast on shortly.

Burning a hole in my stash:
I'm dying to cast on for the Felted Floral Tote and the Retro Prep. Plus Kureyon is on it's way to me for Butterfly.

What am I going to do?