I’m not even sure where to begin with this post. My knitting has been sporadic, at best. My mojo was gone. My blog became that thing in the corner that I sort of ignored, and I stopped reading other peoples blogs too. I realize that this seems to have been a theme lately. But there is good news! So maybe I should start there.
The final piece of the puzzle has been found, and has fallen into place. In just over a week I start a whole new career!!!!!! I’ve been offered a job in the field I went back to school for, and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s part time to start, which has it’s ups and downs, but mostly ups. Primarily I can start enjoying myself again. I can knit and blog and run. (In fact I typed up a blog post before doing this one and it’s ready to go for later this week). I will have time to do things like school work, (I still have a couple of classes to finish), and blog and cook.
So I guess that brings me back to my knitting. I have a lot of WIPS on the needles right now, Too many, even. This happens from time to time. Either when I perceive my free time as being far more abundant than it actually is or when I am so stressed out that I can’t focus on anything long enough to finish projects. So my first goal is to tackle some of the WIPS and I have decided to focus on my socks.
I have four pairs of socks on the needles, and that is a little much. So for the rest of this week I will knit socks and see what I can accomplish.
First up, the Vanilla Lattes for my BIL for Christmas. These have been on the needles for far too long. I just can’t seem to finish them. Right now they look like this.
So close to being finished, yet so far away.
Next is a new pair of socks. This fun little pair is Ring of Fire. In theory, these should be a fast knit. The pattern is simple and well written and they should be done in no time.
Then there is the Child’s French Sock. On the needles since March I am more than ready to have these on my feet and keeping my toes warm in the upcoming winter months.
And finally is Nutkin. These have also been on the needles since March and again I am ready for them to be finished.
I’d like to point out that I am happy, but not completely delusional. I don’t expect to have all these finished in a week. I just want to be closer than I am now. My goal is to have them finished by the end of November. I do have to sneak in one more pair of socks for my SIL for Christmas, but those can wait for a few more weeks. I’m hoping to have at least one or two more pairs finished before I start those.
Also, my friend went to Rhinebeck and brought this back for me. I won’t be able to ignore it for too long.
I hope everyone else had a great fibre filled week (or two)!