The first is my to-do list. These are the things that are always in the back of my mind, nagging or prodding me to get completed. I'm so good at forgetting, though, that the less interesting things (like mending) take a backseat to the more creative outlets (like knitting, obviously!). As I get things completed, I'll remove them from the list and every now and again, I'll post an update on how I'm doing. There's no deadline or time restriction, it just helps me keep track.
Make project bag for myself
Curtain for kitchen shelves
The other list right now is for a swap I'm working on: Springtime in Paris. Since I'm not just including the knit items for the Springtime in Paris swap, it's good to have a record of what is left to complete. And besides...I like checking items off a list. I feel more accomplished that way. :)
Springtime in Paris Swap
Knit Jelly Bean Socks
Collect Goodies - 1/2 done
Write (& include!) note
Mail to Swap Partner
Update Ravelry w/ pictures & comments
*The items on this list may not be crossed off quite so quickly. Just in case my swap partner reads this, I don't want to give away anything in her pacakge. So instead, I will have to maintain somewhat of a list on a piece of paper....that I'll lose and rewrite several times...lol*
In other news, I started a new project recently called Vertical Stripes Hat (yes, yes, I know, another hat. I promise soon there will be other knit items because, let's face it, the weather WILL be warming up and Xander would probably really enjoy a new toy or something. Or maybe a sweater for the fall.) But for now it's a hat! :) This one is intriguing because the hat is created by knitting 10 separate panels, joined together in the round as you work. This is going to be trial and error for me - never done this before.
From the notes I've read thus far, the most important thing is to measure, measure, measure those panels! If not, they won't line up correctly and the hat will go wonky. The pattern uses about 6 different stitch patterns (I'm going to modify this a bit so that each stitch pattern is used twice). I'm using 2 different blues - should be pretty. And I think I'll probably post progress pictures on this one, just because the process is so visually interesting and helpful. Wish me luck!