While packing, thoughts are running through my head about the next projects. How do I plan/find/start new projects with everything packed?
If I had to guess, I’d say it will be well after the first of the year before we’re totally living in MO. It will be a whole lot of back and forth – time in the car when Vince is driving and I’m in the passenger seat knitting; time when I’m in MO by myself; time when I’m in TX but my part of the packing/cleaning is done, all my “stuff” is packed and we’re waiting on Vince to get the shop emptied out.
As I packed up project bags, I kept out a few; I kept out six to eight skeins of sock yarn; I have yarn to make a few new projects that I’m keeping aside. The last thing I want to do is run out of things to keep me busy. I can’t pack or unpack 24/7. If I run out of things to do, I’ll end up ordering more yarn and I don’t need to do that!
I’m so ready already to have everything there and unpacked but I guess that’s what everyone goes through with a move. Maybe planning knitting projects even while knowing I am not going to have a lot of time for knitting . . maybe that’s my coping mechanism. I will feel better knowing I have projects that are all in one spot – yarn, needles and pattern – so when I do have a few spare minutes, I can knit if that’s what I want to do.
Whether we’re in TX or MO, shorter days are coming – no chickens; no garden – sooner or later, I am going to have more time for knitting and maybe sewing.