Saturday, 1 January 2011

Good effort

This is my resolution ............................ to finish all the

things I have started.

The first picture is of a pair of socks from cookie a's 'Sock Innovation' called kai-mei.  I started these in October, when we went on holiday - actually knitting on the 'planes, there and back.  However, I finished the first sock, but have now started the second.  The yarn is 'Valbella' a lovely bargain I picked up at Lidl's a while ago at £2.99 for 200g.  Erm, I've got another 600g's of it in the cupboard.

The second piccie is of a wee jumper I have been knitting all over the Christmas period, for our little grandson, in an Adrafil (I think). Four balls of it was in my stash, I don't know what for, though it was earmarked for little 'un since he was born.  I was hoping to have sent it home with with him, but was busy with the whole family staying here for Christmassy stuff.  But, a couple of things were left behind, so it can go off with them.

When sorting out my sewing room so as to fit in beds for said family to sleep in, I had to clear all my stuff away.  What a job!  The place looked like something had exploded in there, but clear it away I did.  And, while doing so seemed to find a large amount of unfinished knitting projects - including a baby's blanket from about ten years ago, and  a jumper from about 1996! 

Plus, and I'm sure most knitters/sewers have this, several bags with kit in it.  I mean the pattern and the yarn, or fabric.  I say several, but there is more like about ten or so, plus random balls of wool to do hats with, a clothkits skirt (ooh yummy! but I'm not doing this until I've lost at least one stone = my treat to me, esp as it cost £59 to buy!) a Jamieson & Smith fair isle teacosy, which I am really looking forward to, wool and pattern for cardis, obv, for nanny's lolly-dolly-pop, kit for a fair isle neckwarmer, last year's knit sock club yarns - only one has been started and that is next on my list, plus the year before's sock yarn from the Get Knitted sock club (streuth!) and others that I've temporarily forgotten.  See?  This is what happens, isn't it?  You buy stuff, forget you've got it, then see something else you fancy and start that.

It would be just so silly for these things to be taking up so much room.  And, that is without the yards and yards of fabric just lolling about the place.  I have, so far, been able to squeeze most of this into two cupboards, two suitcases and a blanket box, I think, unless there's more.

So, deep breath here, I aim to not be buying anymore yarn (deffo sock stuff, anyways!) or fabric, unless it screams at me to be taken home, because I simply can't leave without it.  I am intending to list it all on Ravelry.

As well as all the craft books.  Ahem.


Ciarra Thompson said...

I have so many unfinished projects as well...paintings, clothing, jewelry, I even stop in the middle of organizing things and just leave it. It's bad. haha.

Roobeedoo said...

Good luck with that! At elast it sounds like you have matched up yarns and patterns - so there is still some hope of sticking to the plan - even if you can't remember what the plan WAS!