Sunday, July 10, 2011

Up, up and up again

I do this every time. I get my project count low(ish) and then have a week where I forgot to make this and this is due and I haven't even started that...and I'm back up.

The good news is my new project-high is still better than my old project-low, and there is a realistic end in sight for each project. For example, I could feasibly finish a woven scarf and send it off to Jaclyn Bailey tomorrow in the post because she was the only person to suggest a Vegas project. I didn't make that project in Vegas, because toe-up socks scare me and I didn't want to risk getting on the flight and then having a project that hates me. I started a shawl instead....on which I have come to a screeching halt. I've goofed up somewhere, or the pattern is poorly written or all of the above, but I'm going to put it away for a while as I finish up my State Fair knitting.
Because I totally committed to the "knitting with handspun" competition in hopes to force myself to knit with my own handspun. 7 starts later, I think I've found a project I'm happy with. I intend to make a Hemlock doily/small tablecloth from 600 yards of fingering weight llama. We'll see- I don't have that long to make it. Then again, nothing bad happens if I don't make it, I just feel disappointed for a while. So that's two more projects.
Plus a work project.
Plus a class-teaching project.
And then that wedding gift for the couple who got married in Vegas.
And the pile of purple yarn that used to be a sweater then a purse and is going to be yet another cat bed as soon as possible.
And then I'm overwhelmed again.

So I'm going to take down this llama doily and this woven scarf first. And then the filet crochet wedding doily. And then whatever tickles my fancy, because that's how I roll today.

I am glad to see two more projects truly done though, thanks to Jasmine the wonder-crafter. She took my sheep pillow parts off of me a couple weeks ago and handed me back a wonderful pillow and a crocheted market bag today. Didn't she do a great job?


Jaclyn Bailey said...

I get a scarf, I get a scarf, I get a scarf Hey Hey Hey Hey!

Honestly though if you have other things that NEED to get done my scarf can wait. I will be patient!

Bonnie said...

I'm in love with that sheep pillow. In Love.