Thursday, July 02, 2009

Knit From Your Shelf ... A Call for Updates!

Because I have something to say about my KFYS progress, I would like everyone else to chime in and report too. (It's rather like telling your children to put socks on because you're cold. Or that you're thirsty, what would they like to drink?)

My KFYS isn't quite trotting along at the project-a-month I had envisioned, or even the 'always have a project from the shelf on the needles.' I'm having a hard time keeping projects on the needles, actually. But they're not particularly from my shelf. I say 'not particularly' because I decided to consider At Sea as being from Knitting Ganseys. It's not, really ... but the author/designer is the same, and a friend sent me the book because I was going to be knitting the gansey, so ... it'll do.

Today, I ordered yarn for the Lupine Cardigan from Meg Swansen's Knitting. I'm not sure when I will sneak in the actual knitting, because rumor has it that I'll be getting yarn for a sample sweater in two weeks or so (yay!) and two weeks later have more yarn for more sample kntting (more yay!) and there are some other things in the works ... but I don't have anything NOW and since this unenviable condition may well occur again in the future, I wanted to take what steps I could to remedy the situation. (I thought about begging for a friend's WIPs, but decided against it. And my mom is helping me out by requesting a cozy for her iced tea glass. But that won't take me through 2 weeks of swimming lessons.)

After the cardigan gets knit (7-10 days of serious knitting), I will have just one unused book on my shelf. Any project from there should take about 1 month to finish, and I'm sure I can sneak that in this fall.

Anyone else have an end in sight?


Rachel said...

Oh the intentions are very noble, the projects are on the needles, and the list grows.

Good enough of a report??? GRIN

I have more mittens coming out soon from books on my's not quite right mitten knitting weather. There is a pair of socks in there too...

Shan said...

I've done a pair of slippers, and have just cast on mittens. Most of my craft time is spinning these days, but I'm giving KFYS the old college try!