I guess at this point I should put down in writing some goals for the rest of the month. It is almost half over at this point after all. My holiday knitting plans have changed quite a bit over the last couple weeks, so that’s why I’ve been dilly dallying around with putting down some concrete goals. I’ll consider this an “unfinished” list…as I am hoping to have more yarn time in the later part of the month to hopefully get more things done. (HAHA)
- Dish cloths to round out the rest of Dad and April’s Christmas box
- A cowl for Lisa…I think it will be this one but with some modifications
- This adorable little hat for Lisa’s little girl
- I’m going to try to pull off a 2-4 year size of the Flax sweater for Lisa’s son…but I might be a tad over ambitious here
- Progress on my Addition by Subtraction (Ideally I’d like to get it finished…but I’m not counting my chickens)
One of the things I need to focus on after I get these gifts done is to go through and start finishing the various WIPs I have that were started many moons ago, and I haven’t yet frogged because I do still want them. There are only 4 projects which meet this description, but two of them are at stages where they are just boring to work on, so there they sit, as though they were the forgotten step-child.
I also want to go through my yarn and queue/wish list to determine what exactly I want to make in 2019. I’d like to come up with a “Make 9” or a short list if you will as a way to focus my attention for the larger items I want to pull off in the new year. (I had considered coming up with 12 things, one per month, but I quickly reminded myself that at least some of the things…if not most…I want to make are sweaters, and I need to account for those taking longer than just a month.)
In other news, while I was at Serendipity Fibers this past Saturday, the shop owner and I got to talking about how we have all of these random, lonely, single skeins that I am not sure what to do with. I know I want to try to pull of a Find Your Fade next year, so I’ll use some for that, assuming I can get them to transition well. She said that she and another gal that comes into the shop were talking about the same thing recently and were thinking about bringing their single skeins in and doing a swap. She said I should join them, and I jumped on that idea! So, I need to go through my stash and find all of them…some I wont want to swap, but they can help me put together a fade while we’re swapping skeins around. We’re planning on doing that in January, so I have some time…I want to make sure I tag all of the yarn I end up taking with me on Ravelry with a specific tag so that way when I get home from swapping I can easily mark them as traded and add the new babies into my stash.