I used to be a 3 projects + socks kinda knitter, but I drifted.
Thing is, I don't like the idea of having too many projects on the needles at one time--it just messes with my type-A, keep things organized, have control personality. The other thing is, I have the urge to knit a whole bunch of new things on top of what I'm knitting now, so I need to just make a list and see where I come out at the end.
I suppose I could do all this in Ravelry, but I'm still getting thing organized over there, and while I love the whole idea of the place, I still like the blog medium better.
Current WIPs and their ontological status (from oldest to newest):
1. Colourwork classic. I actually picked this up and started working on the sleeve again this week. So I guess I'm not ready to let this one go, despite the fact that it's 2.5 years old and reflects my emerging skills in stranded knitting.
2. Collette. Lace and Intarsia and craziness. I think I want to own this one more than I want to wear it since I haven't touched it since about February. I'm also too lazy to unravel it right now so it's in knitting limbo--fate to be determined.
3. Grey Mist. Bohus beauty. This will get made. I don't like the fuzziness of angora when the weather is hot, so it might just be a while. I already see myself wearing it this winter. Yum.
4. Sherbie. Simple mindless knitting that go put away for summer. I'll finish this in the Fall and return Anmiryam's book.
5. Honey. Soccer Knitting. I think the sweater is going to be too short for me, but I don't want to rip back. If it doesn't fit me, it'll look great on Mom. I really should make this my Summer priority so I can wear it a few times before it's too cold.
And I started a sock because at the time sock knitting was what I could handle. The Vesper Yarn was a trade with Anmiryam and I love it. So do all the kids at the soccer games, who are amazed that socks are made, not bought at the store.
Okay, now that makes me feel a bit focused. But only a bit. I already have some Zephyr lace yarn on the way from Red Bird Knits (in onyx) and beads from Earthfaire to make another shawl.
And I really really want this Hip in Hemp skirt from the new Knitty (I get to see the patterns months before you do and I've been wanting this one for a while). Thankfully I'm stuck on colour choice. I need to find this yarn in Toronto so I can make a decision. I'm thinking Brown, Turquoise, Orange and Sand.
And then Michelle, spotter of all the good new knits, alerted me to a new Hanne Falkenberg that I will buy as soon as I figure out what colour I want (though I'm leaning toward that green because it's so gorgeous).
Do you ever feel like there is just *too* much great knitting out there that you will never get to do?
Now back to editing manuscripts...I tend to organize for procrastination, it makes me feel productive when I'm avoiding other tasks. But now deadlines loom, I'll treat myself to a few rows once the first article is sent back to the journal.