First, thanks everybody for the well wishes with our newest family member. Jellybean, or Jelly is settling in and slowly we’re figuring it all out. In just a few short days we’ve already done a lot AND added bonus I discovered she knows how to do her business on an indoor potty patch! YAY! Now I don’t have to worry about her needing a midday potty break. I’ve never been so happy to see a yellow pee stain (of course in the correct place) in my life. LOL And she has decided that next to Cher is where she has to be during the day. I check on them on the security camera and when she isn’t walking around and exploring she’s right underneath Cher. Check out the view from the security camera, that’s Jelly on the left and Cher on the right.
Okay, back to the knitting talk…
As you all know, I love knitting. I really do. It’s the thing that helps all the other stuff buzzing in my brain quiet down. I am aware that I’m a fast knitter and I think I’m a good knitter and pick good patterns and even better yarn to compliment the projects. I was browsing through my Ravelry project page the other day and started looking at my numbers. In 2015 I had 45 finished objects. 45! That’s a lot of knitting to accomplish in a year.
So far this year? 35 finished objects!
I was a little shocked because I have a long list of what I want to finish between now and the end of the year and it includes a couple of adult sized sweaters (about 6) and lots of kids stuff for godchildren and new babies on the way. I thought I was definitely lagging behind in terms of what I could produce, clearly I’m not paying enough attention and yes, I am apparently a knitting machine. And yet I still feel like I won’t get everything finished that I want to, especially this month since I’ve got two dogs I’m attempting to bond with and that’s clearly a bigger priority. And let’s not forget all my GRE studying either, no matter how much I’d like to forget about having to study. I bring all this up because I don’t want to be overwhelmed by knitting, it’s supposed to be the thing that calms me when I’m stressed. Or perhaps I’m always stressed and that’s why I knit so much? I’m not really sure. So I’m curious, what do you do to manage your projects?
My Ravelry queue changes every day. I’ve had a sweater in my queue for a good year that is probably a quick knit and just hasn’t made it onto my needles yet. I keep pushing it aside for other projects and then I keep finding great patterns I want to make next! It’s like I have knitting ADD. So how do you determine what will or won’t get knit? I’m curious and looking for a way to keep what I love in order.