As I sit here staring at the blank screen, I’m trying to decide what I’ve shared with you and what is yet to show you. I suppose I can go back and look through my blog posts as to what I’ve written about…but that doesn’t really help if I haven’t told you about some of my finished objects AND I can’t remember what those are…
(perhaps this needs no explanation...but every time I think of how to "catch-up" I think of "catsup" which to me should really be "ketchup"...so there ya go...)
I will admit to being in a bit of a haze the last month or so. February was full of personal obligations that left me without a lot of knitting time as it wasn’t my first priority. Then as February passed, I had a giant list of things I wanted to knit – I was in overload! And I wanted to knit them all right away.
We fiber artists over on Ravelry fondly refer to this as startitus. Yep, I was bitten by that bug. And the end result has been that I’m a bit overwhelmed with all that I took on in the first week of March.
I’m trying to find time to dye some bare yarn so I can participate in my own, hosted Dye-A-Long. I have colors in mind, and even the method I’ll use. Now I just need a couple hours to do so. (My method requires constant attention because I want to try something new…)
I joined in the Fairy Tale swap on the “Odd Duck Swaps of Ravelry” board. This looks very promising to be a lot of fun…but I honestly need to start giving it more attention because I’m beginning to fall behind.
I test-knit a design, which was a lot of fun because I’d never done that before. That was a really fast knit because I had to have it done by March 9 and I didn’t start it until March 5.
Then came Spring Break. Relief at last, you’d think. Except that I was super busy. Which was my own fault. I was hoping to meet a friend from Ravelry, but it didn’t work out. Another time, perhaps. And the kids had their pictures taken on Wednesday. Neither of these things really means I was super busy, except that I decided Squishy needed a new sweater for his pictures to match Lovebug and of course that meant I’d knit him one. Yeah, stupid idea!! I knit it in 2 days and didn’t have time to block it before the pictures. They both still looked cute. And I still haven’t blocked the sweater…
I crocheted some dishcloths…those were fast. And then there was a bridal shower for Mr. Man’s cousin, so I knit a dishcloth and crocheted a couple more for her. All of which has kept my hands very busy.
And finally…I’ve been DYING to cast on for Whippoorwill and though…March…definitely in March. Well, I did cast on, and I’ve gotten through about 65 row or so (hooray!!) but haven’t been able to really dedicate a lot of my attention to it.
I’m back to work and feel like I never had a break. So much for taking things slow and easy.
So you see, my friends… I have lots to share with you. This post is seriously lacking in pictures, but I felt that each FO (finished object) deserved it’s own post…and some of the knits still need finishing details.
I do have a finished shawlette/kerchief to share, which I’ve now worn several times and love. Perhaps tonight while Hubby’s at work I can catch up and find my breath again.
Do any of you ever feel overwhelmed or like you just can’t catch your breath? What do you do s-l-o-w d-o-w-n a bit?