Life has just gotten in the way of anything extra for the last few days. Between getting training rides in (I’ve now ridden around 80 miles) and working on the thesis (almost over the first hurdle), all I’ve wanted to do is crash out. I am usually able to post on the blog during a break at work, which is fine with my boss and all, but the last few days have been especially hectic, so that hasn’t been a possibility.
In the midst of all of this, I have been knitting. I have finished two novelty scarves for my friend (shown here with one of them in progress) and am planning to cast on for the third soon. I’m going to visit her next weekend so I have a week or so to finish.
I made a mini-sweater for my sister. It will become a mini-weasley, once I decide to conquer duplicate stitching. This will hopefully be the first of many.
And, I made one final poncho for a friend at work. I didn’t take a picture because it looks just like the one I made me. Neither of us wear them to work, so there’s not the danger of showing up in the same thing. Although, I’m not one to worry about things like that. I match a girl at work on a fairly regular basis, completely unplanned.
In the midst of the madness, I started to think that maybe I was up to a big project again, maybe my instant gratification need had been met for now. I started thinking about Salina from Rowan Vintage Style. This is a beautiful sweater, though I think I would make mine pink or purple. The only problem is that as soon as I started thinking about it, I set a deadline for myself. I started thinking that I needed to finish it in time to take it with me to Utah or to a possible trip to Tennessee. Then I stopped. I reminded myself that I have plenty of stash yarn for plenty of projects and decided to stick with those for now. Salina will still be there and I will still like it and maybe when I get to it, the urgency won’t be there any more. With all these thesis deadlines looming, the last thing I need is a knitting deadline.
Oh man, I’m with you on NO KNITTING DEADLINES. I made the mistake twice, promising my hubby an April birthday sweater (just finished) and promising son#2 one by when school started (sweater itself just now started). Knitting should be our escape! 🙂
GOOD FOR YOU!!! Deadlines are horrid so why create more???
Sing it, Sista! I totally agree with you and these other lovely ladies – no knitting deadlines! We put enough pressure on ourselves in so many other parts of our lives, knitting should just be fun.
That said, I really want to finish my Banff while it’s still cold outside so I can wear it… 😉
Salina is so, so pretty. And it would look fabby on you!
Sending you lots of de-stressing vibes for your thesis work. I know you can do it!
Good for you for not making knitting a ‘have to’. Knitting is often a great stress reliever for me or, even better, an escape from my daily life. Yes, that sweater will still be there when you’re ready for it.