Friday, June 20, 2008

On and Off the Needles

As many of you know I try to plan my knitting. I goal set completion dates. Some of my tactics are more effective than others. I am not a 1 project person so I need somewhat of plan of attack. The sweater a month tactic worked for a couple of months but life hasn’t permitted that to be as effective. It is a great tactic during the winter months when many evenings and weekends are spent indoors. But when the good weather comes projects are worked on by portability. Now we all know that a sweater in the beginning is quite portable but not on the final stretch. Also projects with great detail are less portable as you don’t always have the set up room.
I’ve also been pondering what I like vs. what I like to knit vs. what I will actually knit. Some projects are gorgeous and I would love to have them but it doesn’t mean that I am going to put all the work into it or on the other hand not get bored with a zillion stockinette stitches.
So, my new tactic?!?!?!? Is to track my knitting. To log what I’ve worked on where I primarily worked on it etc. That way, hopefully, when picking new projects I’ll be able to have a clearer definition of whether or not it is the right time to start it. So each week I’m going to provide an update. Not just much I got done.....but why.

Now I know that we all have this ability on ravelry but you have to go to each individual project. I would much rather spend the extra time on knitting. I was also thinking about how most podcasters have “On and Off the Needles” so I guess this is somewhat of a blog version.

Projects
Cotonani: 5/08 (1&1/2 sleeves to go)
Alpaca Shawl: 5/07 (90% lace border to go)
Ambra: 2/08 (4in of back complete)Drops Alpaca Cardigan:4/08 (1 sleeve and 3inches of body completed)
Norwegian:2/08 (11 inches of body completed)
2x2 Ribbed Socks: 4/08 (1 1/2 socks completed)
Huba Camo Anklets:6/08 (3/4 of 1 sock completed)
Rebecca:5/08 (8 inches of back completed)

Sat 6/14~ Camping. Worked on Huba Camo Anklets & Norwegian. Anklets were great for picking up & putting down. Worked on Norwegian during AM coffee around the picnic table.
Sun 6/15~Camping. Worked on Huba Camo Anklets & Norwegian. Anklets were great for picking up & putting down. Worked on Norwegian during AM coffee around the picnic table.
Mon 6/16~ Huba Camo Anklets at lunch. Evening spent cleaning from camping.
Tues 6/17~ Huba Camo Anklets at lunch. Evening spent cleaning from camping.
Wed 6/18~ Cotonani magic loop top down sleeves.
Thurs 6/19~ This was a sad sad sad knitting day. Tore out about 5inches of color work on Norwegian as too long. Didn’t knit after that. Still have to get back onto the needles.
Fri 6/20~ Cotonani down hill slide on this puppy is what is motivating me.I hope to have this done by end of June.

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