Friday, May 25, 2007

Theme and variation

It's been a pretty non-productive week knitting-wise. I've fiddled around with lots of different projects and ideas but I haven't finished anything. Some almosts but nothing totally done.

It interesting to me how certain themes show up on the blogs I read. Sometimes it's that a lot of people are making the same thing. Or a lot of people are getting into spinning. Today I found a lot of knit blogs I read are all about cleaning up UFOs and getting projects finished or ripped. Including me.

I don't have any idea how many projects I have in the works. I know that some of them are years old. My aran sweater, for example. A pair of socks from 2003. Multiple scarves. And yet I start new ones.

So, once in a while I get the urge to finish some stuff. Like the raglan I'm making for the shop. I did get a lot done on it yesterday in between trips to the laundry room and naps with the cat. I won't get much done on it today though since I'm at A Stitch in Time all day and then I'm going out to dinner with Mendy and Judy and then to Friday Night Knitting Fever at Lammia's. The cat will have to nap alone. Anyway, I wonder if I'll be able to stick with this project until it's done. And then should I work on the Clapotis and finish that or maybe those socks.

Last night we went to El Cholo for a thank you dinner. Alison, the shop owner, took all us out to say thank you for keeping the shop running while she was focusing on the marketplace at the Showcase House. That's over now and all the unsold merchandise is back in the store. We're also gearing up for the mid-year sale. That starts next Friday. Anyway, the dinner was nice and it was fun to see everyone together, especially the ladies who have been staffing the booth at Showcase.

Since Monday is a holiday and the shop is closed I'll be having a whole week off. I won't be back there until next Friday. Maybe I'll have time to finish something.


mary said...

Back just in time for the mad rush of the sale! Enjoy your week off!

Scattered Gemini said...

I know just what you mean about languishing projects. I have a lace shawl i started on Feb 2nd as a part of the "Shut Up and Knit Your Cabin Cove" KAL, and i've not touched it in probably two months.


Charles said...

Hey Knitdad!

i can see you have a lot of yarn in your shelf!

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Fay Lynn said...

I too am looking to finish up the things that are haning out during my 5 days off. We too are closed on Monday at Unraveled and so I have 5 whole days!!
Maybe this is what knitters do instead of spring cleaning,

I hope to see you one thursday!