Christmas and New Year’s have gone by in a whirl. Now it’s on to new projects – both at the office and at home. Right after Christmas I took some time and rearranged the toy/stash/computer room and rearranged a cabinet in the tv room. Although most people wouldn’t know the difference to see it, I know it looks much better. I took some toys and puzzles to school for the after school program and I threw A LOT away.
Next on my list of organizing is probably my stash. For the most part, I like the system I have going. However, I think it’s healthy that occasionally I visit with the yarn that I already have. It keeps me from wanting newer, younger yarn. It reminds me that I have some really amazing yarn in my stash already.
Which brings me to what I’m very loosely calling a resolution this year. Typically I don’t do a New Year’s resolution as I generally am very bad at sticking to them. I slip up, I get mad at myself for not having iron will, and then I throw the whole thing out the window. I know – it’s stupid to throw the baby out with the bathwater, but that’s the way I’ve done it in the past. So instead of a resolution, I’m calling it a theme for the year. Drumroll please……….
“Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.”
I tend to hoard and save and hold on to things because if the queen or the pope or that super special something comes up then I might just need that ball of yarn. But guess what? That most likely isn’t going to happen. Instead, that super special ball of yarn will get moths. Or not be a cool color anymore. So instead I’m going to work hard on enjoying the beautiful yarn that I have. I’m going to knit it now. Or at least get started working through some of that amazing stash. Because I know that I’m not enjoying that yarn when it’s sitting in a drawer.
What I’m Knitting:
I’ve got several projects on the needles right now.
- Darkside Cowl in some lovely cashmere merino from Three Irish Girls.
- Stashbuster Hat (from the deep dark stash) for Addie.
- The shawl collar pullover in Yowza What a Skein
What I’m Not Knitting:
- 2 Sweet Baby Caps for 2 sweet little baby boys. Both were done with scraps and some yarn from the deep dark stash. Edited to add: I am not knitting these only because they are already finished. I think I need to add a section for finished projects.
Knots & Tangles:
I have no knitting issues to report this time. All of my knitting is behaving very well.
I’ve noticed that my Ravelry project list on the right hand side of this page was woefully out of date. I’ve been working to photograph and update some of the projects. No silly promises about a timeline for this, but I’m working on it.