Usually seeing a project progress gives me a lift. Something tangible is getting accomplished! But this year I’ve found I’m getting bogged down in projects. I haven’t shifted my expectations to match my decreased knitting time. The result is little bags of half-finished stuff, stuffed in little places around my half-cleaned house. I miss monogamous knitting.
So you can see my Drift’s Ridge, on the left, which would’ve been done had I not flubbed the sizing. Cafe au Lait, center, is now stealing most of my knitting time, since it’s part of the Holla Knits KAL that is underway.
Twenty Ten, up top, is such a fast knit, but it’s also been set aside for the KAL.
There’s a second Fire Opal Tee, in blackberry in the bottom corner, which will be a great mindless knit when things warm up.
Lastly, I have the very, very beginnings of a Offshore V-Neck sweater that I cast on in the space between something blocking and a yarn order arriving. Why I’d pretend to do damage on this in a few days, I don’t know. It was abandoned with a box coming in the mail, and sits in a basket by the couch. The basket is supposed to remind me of things, so I don’t forget them and cast on new things. I may need to paint the basket something day-glo.
This really isn’t that bad. I know my blog sidebar says I have a million projects on the needles, but some of those are just projects I’ve made Ravelry pages for without actually beginning. See, I’m more organized than I seem.
Oh, I miss the days of powering through something until it was done. Of kind of knowing when I’d have an hour to myself, with nothing stressful looming in the background to unsteady my concentration. I miss getting to do more than one thing that’s good for me every other day. I miss seeing the phone as a gateway to relationship instead of something to dread. I remind myself this is just a season in my life. Sometimes that makes me feel better, sometimes it sounds trite.
Enough of that. Obviously, I’ve had enough time to myself to finish the back and half of a front of this sweater, when I’m sure plenty of reading and television watching occurred. Now I’m going to go run for a bit before anything else comes up.
By the way, have I ever told you how much you cheer me up? You do. I was feeling beyond blah when I started this post, now I’m about to burst out of my front door at a full trot. Thank you blogging/ knitting/ crafting/ instagram-ing friends!