It all started last week when I decided I needed more project bags for my knitting. If I don’t keep all the yarn for each project together with the project, things get separated and lost and then I spend all my time searching for what I need.
I looked at project bags online and there are nice ones with pockets and gorgeous fabrics but they’re darned expensive to get ones that are big enough for sweater sized projects.
That’s when I decided I could make my bags. I made one big one.
When I went into the room where all the projects are stored in grocery sacks, and began looking for the perfect project for my new bag, I decided the real problem is not in having too few bags, but in having too many started projects.
I’m not one who has to have one project at a time .. start one and don’t think about another until I finish that one. I do like having several projects but right now, I have way too many.
Another problem is that I keep running out of needles because my needles are all in the projects. I must finish some projects.
The first one is a sweater for Addie. I started this one a year ago and she’s going to outgrow it if I don’t have it ready for next winter.
I could finish this in a couple of days. All it needs are the sleeves and the front bands. When a project sits for months and months, it’s really hard for me to get going again . . figure out where I left off and get the rhythm again. The sleeves . . they seem weird. The pattern says to work them in the round until you separate them off and then you work them flat. I was determined to work them in the round but in the end, I ripped back to where I had separated them off and am working them flat so seaming them up will be another step but I think I could get this done by the end of the weekend . . depending on how it goes with the Sock Madness qualifying round.
My hands are a little achy from too much knitting so I’ll probably spend most of today sewing.