Sunday, January 03, 2010

The month of finishing

I've had a couple of days off work. That, plus a daily nap has restored me to the land of the living. (Plus, some good hand cream which is restoring the state of my hands. Work does a number on them. I get a daily cut, usually from a staple, or broken nail plus handling cardboard boxes dries them out like crazy. They've been feeling better, but not good enough to clean the bathroom. They may never be that good. But, I digress.)

All of the above means that I've been able to do some knitting and some blogging. Tomorrow, though, begins another week of work. And school starts and so the routine begins again.

As in most years, I'll be using January as the month of finishing. It's a good time when all is cold outside to finish up a woolen thing or two.

My first project is to finish my Cobblestone sweater, which has been 2 years in the making. (Maybe longer, but I'm not checking--I might get depressed).

For the last couple of days I've been working on the sleeve and it's been going very quickly. The needles are larger than I'm used to, so I'm knitting until my hands cramp and then switch over to a sock. Wow, what a difference in needle sizes!

I've postponed this sweater since I'm afraid I'm going to run out of yarn and don't know what to do about it. (Well, since I'm spinning it, I can make solid purple for the yoke which will look good, but I'm not sure what will happen if I run out before I get to the yoke. Plus, the gauge is so different that I'm having to make up the numbers as I go.)

Anyway, I need to switch to the other sleeve to try out this running-out-of-yarn factor. That means I need to find my 10.5 16" circs. Has anyone seen them?

They're not on my coffee table. I know since I just cleaned it up. (Yes, this is clean. You should've seen it before.)

I might have to use another size as a stitch holder. That'll work as long as I remember which is the real size. Better yet, I could write it down. (HA!)

(What a jumbled mess of thoughts. Sorry. This is an accurate picture of how my brain really works.)

So, the month of finishing. I'm going to work on this sweater everyday until it gets finished. That doesn't preclude working on anything else (like a sock), but it should help get this done.

I can do it!


valéria said...

Yes you can do it!!!! You can do everything :o)

I think I'm going to join you with the finishing part...use january for that...good idea :o)

Denise said...

My end table looks worse than your coffee table. You cant create with a neat work space lol..