Hey there! I took a vacation and ended up taking a longer blogging break than I expected. I went back to work on Thursday and thought “I’ll definitely do a Friday Fave post” but now it’s Sunday so I guess I missed that boat.
Sometimes you just need a break, you know?
And yes, yarn was acquired on vacation. I’ll talk about that in another post.
Remember all that talk about knitting all the projects for Rhinebeck? And then, pulling back to 2? Well here it is 5.5 weeks from Rhinebeck and I still haven’t finished any of them. Why do I do this to myself? I know the quickest way to knitting project failure for me is to set a deadline.
I think I do this because in other areas of my life, the deadline thing works. I know this because in the past few months I’ve:
- cleaned out my closet
- donated a bunch of clothes that didn’t fit
- planted all the annuals
- took care of finding a new oil company (yes, oil – we have a 90 year old house. but at least the tank isn’t buried in the ground)
- taking up several pairs of pants
Looking at this list, you know what the difference is? I don’t enjoy any of those tasks. They need to get done, but I don’t ever wake up saying “I can’t wait to take up those pants!”
Maybe the lesson here is that deadlines and hobbies don’t go together.
Now that I took you on that little therapy session, here’s where my knitting is at…
A Few Project Updates
Color Affection continues to grow slowly. I zipped through colors 1 and 2, but adding that third color made it infinitely less portable. I think I’m about 30% done with color 3. The jury is still out on the color combo. I think it needs that bottom band of color to pull it together.
I’ve also been making some progress on a couple pairs of socks. Remember my Sock WIP Hall of Shame? Well I’ve made some progress on my Happy Socks
But still, my last FO was the Peppermint Wish shawl on June 9th. 3 months? Wow that’s a long time. And I started off the year so well with an average of one FO/month. I was dreaming about being able to close out the year with at least 10 FOs – but I’m currently only at 6.
Trying to keep in mind what I just took you through about me and knitting deadlines, I’m not going to set any specific ones. But I am going to kick out 2 FOs before Rhinebeck. Knitter’s choice. Whatever moves me.
I guess I’m not quite ready to take that final leap. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?
One more uber important thing…
Before you go, make sure you go wish Andi a Happy Birthday! Because the girl deserves the most awesome birthday. Let’s shower her with lots of happy wishes for another wonderful year.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.