As the Olympics and T9 of Nerd Wars approaches I have been thinking about what I will be working on for them both. And this led to an inventory of sorts. It didn’t help that when I went to cast on Follow your arrow I couldn’t find any size four needles (I have at least 4 sets maybe more) and realized most if not all are in projects. I started wondering how many projects just need to be finished already and the list is surprisingly long. From most recent:
Dad’s Christmas Socks: Cast on Nov 2013: Note the name – CHRISTMAS SOCKS. Sigh.
I am working on the foot of the second first sock….and have been for about 4 weeks now. Note the photo on the left from Christmas eve. The second photo is from yesterday. There should be more progress. Possibly two socks. At least dad got gift B. DVDs. There is like an inch between the two images. Sigh.
Vacation Color Affection: Cast on August 2013
This one is extra sad as I made almost all the progress while traveling in London and Paris with my sister. I threw the project into my bag and cast on, on the runway at JFK, and then made it my waiting in line, riding the train, sick as a dog in the hotel room project. In those two weeks I made excellent progress. I even wondered if I could finish it on the plane back. I don’t even need a second photo. I doubt I’ve worked more than 6 rows since I got back from vacation.
Tart Bloomery: Cast on May 2013
Another one that doesn’t need a second in progress photo. I think I even brought it with me on vacation. Not that I worked on anything but the color affection but it was there. It’s a beautiful shawl in a great color. Why don’t I work on it more?!
And the shamefullest of the shameful been on my needles too damn long project? Actually there are two. I couldn’t remember when I cast either one on and had to check Ravelry: 9/19/12 & 12/17/11. Ouch.
Hitchhiker in my handspun yarn and the Lothlorien cape in yarn friends brought back to me from a Rhinebeck I could not join them at.
They are of similar color scheme, could that be it? I have t o get moving on these projects. So I can use Sochi as a motivating tool though if past Olympics are any indication, something will catch my eye on Feb. 2 and throw this plan out the window. I think in order of most wanting to finish are Color Affection, Dad’s socks (Father’s day?), Bloomery, Hitchhiker, and Lothlorien (perhaps it is time to take that one to the frog pond). I have decided to ignore the two pairs of gloves also on the needles. One because I can’t decide if I want to make them flip top or not, and the other because playing with silk hankies in the winter seems painful.
I actually think that is every knitting wip I currently have. Flintshire and Follow Your Arrow are actively being worked on so they are not in this lovely place of finish them already. Wait, there is the lantern scarf test knit on hold until I get green lantern green yarn. I’m going to stop now and hope unlike fiber no other projects appear out of the woodwork.
And no…not counting any designs….lalalalalalalalalala