Friday, August 29, 2008

Things might be getting a little out of hand

I've been feeling a bit weighed down by the knitting lately. I have all these projects running through my head. Projects that I will never be able to knit all of in 2 lifetimes. I'm pretty used to that, but still, I've been feeling like I'm not making much headway. I decided to take an accounting of everything on the needles and see what was what.

Big, big mistake. I'm really, honestly not sure how I got to this place, but I have, um, 15 WIP as of right now. I started out feeling vaguely out of sorts, only to now be fully freaked out. I must get this under control. I am going to Rhinebeck in October for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival and I want to be in a better place by then. I can't go into prime knitting season (not to mention holiday knitting season) with so many projects dragging me down.

I'm going to come clean with it all here and then I'm counting on you all to keep me accountable. If I stay on track I may be able to start (mostly) fresh by Rhinebeck. So here goes.

Warning - lots of pictures ahead!

First up is some secret knitting I can't show you. In October though, you'll see it in KnitCircus along with Moose's Argyle Vest in more sizes! I have to have everything turned in by Monday and I am on track for that. There is no other knitting until this is done.

Next I have to finish up a bat hat for my 4 year old niece. I'm using the Kittyville Hat and replacing the pom-poms at the end of the I-cord with some little crocheted bats. She plans to wear the hat on Halloween as part of her costume. Most 4 year old girls want to be princess, but Olivia want to be a bat. The kid is hysterical.

I've also got another Shrug This (this is the third) on the needles. A long sleeve version made with Brooks Farm Solana. Delicious stuff. This is for Maggie because, well, because I got it on sale at Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair for $20. It's a sleeve and quarter away from being done.

A little pair of camo socks for Matty. I just cast these on this past weekend while I was working the Gene Ann's Yarns booth at Stitches Midwest. I needed something small that I could do with no pattern.

The Comfort Shawl to keep me warm while knitting on the couch this winter. I cast this on Saturday night after I purchased it because I, apparently, have no self control.

After that, I'll still have Breeze (needs 2 sleeves, seaming and neckline),

the Zetor Scarf (about 1/2 way done, I think),

Austin socks ( needs a mate),

Paraphernalia socks - Ravelry link (needs a mate),

Candle Flame scarf (about a third done),

Gathered Pullover (needs sleeves),

Log Cabin blankie (about half done-I hope),

Maggie's Wool Cardi (a third done),

a tank top of my own design (about half done),

and a French Market Bag.

This one is taken care of - or will be momentarily. I'm frogging it. I love the pattern, but don't really love felting, so this will probably never get finished. I'm just going to reclaim the yarn and call it done.

Look! I'm down to only 14!


Steff said...

OH MY GOSH that is crazy, woman!
I would so totally be the same way if I had more time/money for knitting. I am bad about finishing projects, but I love starting new ones.

GOOD LUCK with getting those done.

I LOVE some of those- that gathered sweater, the log cabin blankie, and others. I can't wait to see your secret. Be sure to clue us in! :)

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Wow you do have a lot going on! They are all looking wonderful, and you certainly have a good variety to keep you busy.

I know what you mean about having such a long queue - I'll never finish everything, but there are so many fun things that I want to make.

I can't wait to see your secret knitting! That is so great!!