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August 23, 2005

It's a Disease

All I did last night was look around online for Kepler yarn. Am I crazy? Look at this pile of WIPs (most with deadlines!)

  1. Red Raglan My short row bust top down square neck raglan. It's got to be over 90% complete. And I haven't touched it in over a month.
  2. An almost finished first knee high. I still need clear elastic thread to go any further and contrary to what you all think, my Joann's must suck because none of them near me carry clear. So I have to place an order from Patternworks, and I'm trying very hard to not order a bunch more stuff to somehow justify the crazy shipping charge I'll have to pay for one bobbin of clear elastic thread.
  3. Drop stitch shrug - I have been working on this one, and I really enjoy it. It's been getting more of my attention than anything else.
  4. A ball of Gems to make a single small sock for display at the yarn store I'm teaching the toe-up sock class. Since the class starts September 17th I best get this sock done soon!
  5. One Sockapal2za sock. One to go. Once I actually cast on I think this will go quickly. I vowed to myself I would not be hastily knitting on this the night before I need to mail it. Go ahead -- laugh.
  6. 2 balls of yarn I bought at Stitches 2004. I have promised myself that I will knit at least one more thing from Stitches yarn before I attend this year. I picked these socks since I think I'll get alot of wear out of them (I may even be able to wear them to Stitches!)
  7. Zipo done almost to the armholes. And since it's in the round that means I'm not that far away from a completed body.

So let's see. I here are my deadlines:

End of August Sock for sock class (must be!) and drop stitch shrug (because I want to wear it!)
Sept 1st Cast on for River. If I'm hosting the KAL I damn well better cast on on time!
Mid-Sept Sockapal2za and Stitches socks
Early Oct Zipo

So I ask you -- if I have all these projects going on, why am I starting a wrap, thinking about November birthdays, and dreaming of a cabley sweater?

August 23, 2005 | Permalink


Kepler did the same thing to me! Want to put all other projects away now....

Posted by: Tari | Aug 23, 2005 12:59:19 PM

Because we can't help it...we are fiber freaks!!!

Posted by: margene | Aug 23, 2005 1:57:42 PM

because you have startitis coupled with being a yarnaholic? :)

Posted by: yahaira | Aug 23, 2005 2:16:27 PM

I tend to dream about new projects when at work or otherwise unable to actually knit. Maybe that's it?

Posted by: Diana | Aug 23, 2005 4:24:43 PM

Aha! I was wondering what happened to the red raglan sweater and was hoping that I didn't miss it while I was on vacation. Enjoy your projects and don't let those deadlines stress you out!

Posted by: Karma | Aug 23, 2005 4:39:52 PM

Do you have any bead stores near you? They use clear elastic "cord" to make bracelets. I'm sure somebody can find some for you and send it to you; how much would you need?

Posted by: Beth | Aug 23, 2005 5:41:27 PM

That's funny Diana, because I tend to think about knitting other projects while I'm out doing something else. I think we are all just obsessed

Posted by: yahaira | Aug 23, 2005 10:47:40 PM

I was wondering what happened to that red raglan! :) It's so easy to get sidetracked by a great pattern or great yarn...are there really deadlines when knitting?

Posted by: Jackie | Aug 24, 2005 12:50:55 PM

phew...i was wondering where that red raglan sweater went. good thing you're still on top of it. looking forward to seeing that sweater at its completion :)

Posted by: winnie | Aug 24, 2005 3:30:09 PM

HEY! Last night I was looking for something else and found my leftover clear elastic from some kneehighs. There's still PLENTY of this. Do you still need it? I am more than happy to send it...

Posted by: Kellee | Aug 24, 2005 4:34:32 PM

Since misery loves company, you might wanna check out the list on my blog. I only have 3 active WIPs, but there's a ton of stuff on my list. Oh, and I'm still yarn shopping, too! It's an illness I tell you, but if loving yarn is wrong, I don't wanna be right. ;-)

Posted by: sarah b. | Aug 24, 2005 8:24:46 PM

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