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

January 18, 2006

Indecision 2006

What to do, what to do? My mind keeps flitting from one project to the next. I still have a decent amount left to go on all the major projects in my sidebar but my mind keeps drifting to what's next. After the shocking realization that I own yarn for fifteen sweaters for me, I knew I had to cast on for one of those projects really soon. At first I was leaning towards Retro Prep Redux. I wear my Retro Prep sweater at least once or twice a week. A woman at a spin in mentioned that every time she saw me I was wearing it. I need another one. So I went to dig out the yarn. It went like this.

Here's the Hauk. This doesn't look like enough. Oh yeah, I bought it thinking the pattern was for sport weight when it's really for DK weight. This probably isn't enough. Hey, what's this? Peruvian Highland Wool. Oh that would make a good Ribby Cardi. Hmmm. How much would I need? How would I mix the colors? Is that Cash Iroha? Right! I want to make the Knot Cable Jacket. Let's see, where is that pattern? Oh Isla! Is the Koigu around here? Fleece Artist! Which socks was I saving this for? The Shell Pattern? No, I want to do the Shell Pattern in Essential. That's in here, right? Oh yeah. Lorna's Laces in Watercolors. Which socks did I want to use this for?

It went on like this for about an hour. I had yarn stuffed in all my pockets and patterns spread all over the room. In the end I wound a ball of Cash Iroha for the Knot Cable Jacket, found my needles and then set it aside, like a good girl. I can't start this yet.

But then Stephanie threw a monkey wrench into all my planning with her . Now the next project needs to be something I think I can knit in 16 days. Actually, I'll have less than 16 days since the event kicks off in the middle of Madrona Fiber Arts and I think I'll be too busy spinning and making Estonian Lace to start a new project. So I'll really have about 14 days for this. What can I do in that much time? At first I thought socks. I'll have to wait and see what the next socks for the Folk Socks, Vintage Socks and Knitting on the Road knitalongs will be. I'm sure I could do one of those. And I still haven't knit the Shell Pattern socks from the Vintage Socks KAL which I'm supposed to be done with by the end of this month. But I won't start until I finish the Country Socks for the Folk Socks KAL. (I just finished the gusset decreases last night on the first one when my needle got all splintery at the tip. I've sanded and waxed it but it's still slowing me down a lot.) But now I'm thinking Ribby Cardi. Can I knit the whole sweater, seam it and sew in the zipper in two weeks? I still haven't sewn the zipper in Sam and that was done months ago.

So what to do? It made me feel better when I sat down at the computer to see that other bloggers are having similar problems as well.