I realized today as I looked toward Fall how I had planned on having a multitude of finished knits in September. Though, as I looked through my many bags and baskets of works in progress I realized that nothing was finished. Nothing.
Yes, many things were close. The sweater above is almost done, but how helpful is a 3/4 finished sweater when you go to wear it? The shawl, the baby sweater, the hood, the... all close to being finished but yet nothing was wearable. How is that possible? I've been knitting all summer.
There may have been a moment when I was more excited to start the projects on a whim. So much great yarn and such. There were also a few knit gifts that were sent to new babes. So, progress has been made. mostly.
This week I plan on finishing a few things that are in that category of "so close, yet so far". A few items that if I finish now in a month will be quite lovely and wearable.
There will be a few sleeves. a yoke. a row of kitchener stitch. a few repeats and a bottom hem. buttons. a new needle size. And, a whole lot of moments in between the other running a home and caring for children things that I do in which I hope to use well, knitting.
I felt that sharing them here would motivate me to finish already. Shed some light into the bags of yarn. So, in the moments between it all I will be adding the feeling of finishing a project...I love that feeling. Don't you?
I will also be looking into the fact that all I've been doing around here is knitting. Knitting. Traveling. Knitting. It's summer's fault I suppose. Knitting is just really convenient to carry around. Think Fall is the time to branch out a bit. More on that later.
Happy Monday to you all.
What are you working on this week?