Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Scarf Continues

I'm still knitting the fairly mindless Diamond Brocade Scarf and am beginning to look forward to finishing it so I can move on to the next Christmas gift scarf.

I had a doctor's appointment Monday and it dawned on me then that I had a LOT of UFOs (UnFinished Objects) from which to choose my "waiting room knitting".  Hmmmm.  Maybe I need to take a little time to get my UFOs organized and get them finished up.

.....after my Christmas knitting is finished.  *LOL*

It really is a little nutsy when I think about how many partially-completed pairs of socks I have on needles.  Right now ALL my sets of sock needles are tied up with socks of various styles and colors.

I guess I have the dreaded "startitis".....I love starting new things.  Okay, I hereby resolve to organize my UFOs and get them finished up, one at a time.

Which reminds me that I have one set of circular needles tied up with partially completed dishcloths I'm making for Christmas.  Sheesh!

Okay, maybe my FIRST task should be to make a list so that I can prioritize what needs to be finished first.  I have a nifty little notebook right in my knitting bag beside my recliner that should be ideal for that.  Then I can mark them off as they're completed.

I've been a bit lackadaisical about knitting after work, and the truth is that I feel better when I knit for an hour or so each night after a hard day at the office.  I'm just out of the habit for some strange reason.

So, that will be one of my goals for the upcoming weekend.  I'm going to organize my knitting projects, make myself a prioritized list of UFOs, and get down to business.

After all, it's only 2 months, 4 weeks and 1 day until Christmas!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Morning Knitting

Last night was a relatively sleepless night, so this morning has been very low-key in my little corner of the world.  I happily discovered that Netflix had added Season 5 of "Doc Martin" to the titles available for streaming.  So, I decided this would be a "Knitting and BritCom" kinda morning.

Not that I don't have PLENTY of household chores waiting for attention, but I'm tired.  The chores will wait a little longer.

My week was too hectic to allow any productive after-work knitting, so this morning was the first real progress I've made on the Diamond Brocade Scarf since last weekend.  I've developed a rhythm on it finally, so it's going quite well.  Very good "in front of the TV" knitting.  :-)

I did knit one mini-Christmas tree last weekend, and it turned out really cute.  I'll knit up a few more of those for office gifts.  But for today, I think I'll just continue with the relatively mindless scarf knitting.

I need the rest.

Have a great weekend, Knitsters!