Happy Halloween, everyone!
A short note about Halloween: I love Halloween! And it’s a holiday that I do miss living abroad. But … it’s coming! J
I am so pleased to announce that my “pleated scarf” is completed! I think I needed this blog to motivate me to complete it.
This was all I had left of the third skein and I just “boomed” it out over the weekend!
Completely worth the effort! It feels so nice but it has been so hard not to keep touching it! It’s still a little damp from the blocking …
Now I am on the rampage to finish a bunch of “ufo’s” (unfinished objects). Now, forsake of discussion this only applies to knitting (not to my other craft – quilting). I am finishing up the following “knitting” ufo’s:
- a pair of socks (1 sock has been completed since August
- and Christmas gifts items – I have 2 more gifts to get into the mail. And I am still ahead of the postal clock.
And then once this list is completed, then I can move on to a sweater (Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier) that I so ready to make!
But yesterday … I was caught by my husband, The Shaker. I had all the UFO projects lying before me when he caught me in the act of sorting and prioritizing. He asked me how many projects do I have going on? I wanted to correct him by saying, “You are suppose to ask what is on my needles?” But instead, I came cleaned; I said I want the following projects at all times going: a pair of socks, a sweater, a scarf, and a felt bag and/or hat. But I wanted the ones in front of me done first.
Then I had to explain the thinking behind having 4 projects constantly going on (and let’s face it, there could be more added at any time).
- Socks: they have a pattern and at times, require some thinking
- Sweater: can go either way on the thinking level depending on where I am (meaning listening to my iPod or watching TV
- Scarf: can be transport
- Felt bag/hat project: can be nice knitting while reading my Kindle
And lastly, I have added another reference book to my knitting library, Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I am on Chapter One, The Opinionated Knitter. I will leave you with these two sentences on page 11:
“Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine is an advantage.”
The Martini Knitter