Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WIP Wednesday 12/22

How many of you out there get yourself into trouble by burying yourself in all these things you want to get done in a short amount of time?  (**raises hand**)  Yes, that would be me.  There are so many neat things to make, it's hard to focus.  I'd probably be more productive if I knit one thing at a time, or finished a sewing project before starting a new one...but I don't think I'm alone in the handmade crafts department on this one.

So even though I started my Christmas knitting early, here I am, the week of Christmas, and I'm frantically trying to play catch-up.  Some things might not get finished, and I've accepted that...sort of. I had a moment of revelation yesterday, or perhaps the day before, when I realized how quick the next few projects are going to be.  This. May. Be. Attainable!

As I mentioned a few days ago, I finished and delivered one project already.  The blocking did wonders for that project.  They didn't need it per se, but now that it's done, I'm glad I went ahead and blocked.  More details on that in a few days (as with all my Christmas

Remember me mentioning that project I'm using Shelter for?  I even gave you a sneak-peak photo of it last week...they are almost complete.  Granted, I had worked on these a little in-between other projects, but I'm amazed at how fast these go.  Yes, they knit up quickly.  Yes, I am thankful!  Yes, I now feel as though anything is possible!

The first project I cast-on for Christmas about a month ago is still on the needles.  I'm saving that for last because it's the absolute easiest.  I can knit it anywhere, at anytime.  Which works well when your attention is divided between knitting and an active little boy.

I also mentioned I had a second project I would be knitting with Shelter, although in a different colorway.  After reading through the pattern last night in preparation for what's to come, I'm pleased to hear (read) on project pages how quickly this can be knit.  This is a blessing.

Which leaves me one more project other project that I'm just not quite sure of.  That's my goal today, to read up on user comments and look at project pictures.  I'm feeling a bit like The Little Engine That Could right about now...I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can.  Yes, the power of positive thinking.  I dare someone to tell me it's not possible because by George, I'm going to get them all done! :)

So what's on your needles right now?  Are you frantically knitting the last of Christmas gifts or do you go sans knitting during the holiday season?

1 comment:

  1. I've finished my christmas knitting now. I have two scarves on the needles for B that I'm bringing on our trip back home. I should get one (or maybe both!) done in the 10 days we're away.

    Good luck with your knitting! May Santa gift you with a few extra hours this christmas!