Everyone is talking about cast on mania, and I am here looking at my current works in progress and wishing I had the needles spare for some casting on.
Wishing I also was able to create as fast as I think. (Making a pullover for a plus sized body in sock weight yarn is NOT a speedy knit.)
So to tide myself over I have made a very strict queue of what I am allowed to cast on and when.
See, I wasn’t kidding about the amount of WIPs I have on the go. I have 4 crocheted blankets on the go, two jumpers (sweaters to you North Americans), two pair of sock, several shawls or scarves, one hat, a quilt, and three embroidery hoops on the go.
This is not including the test knits, and machine knitting projects that are languishing in various corners of the place.
To get through these I have set myself days of the week to work on projects of a similar theme.
Mondays: Crochet Projects (CAL’s that were abandoned being first.)
Wednesday: Well this is easy, we get together on Wednesdays so I bring my favourite project to hang out and chill with my gals.
Thursday: This is usually my admin day, so I don’t have much time off the computer, but during running the children to piano to drama I can do a round or 7 on a sock.
Friday: I fire up the knitting machine and continue on the charity blankets we make for the SOS Bus, of if I am finally low on charity stash, then I will pick up some hand knitting and keep going.
Saturday: Simple and fun, Saturdays are either family days of board games and movies, or I hang out with the ladies for a cheeky Saturday so I want a simple and fun project to keep me going.
Sunday: Embroidery, I’ll break out the hoop and an audiobook and pretend I’m a Regency style heroine doing some work while my paramour reads out loud to me (when in fact he is usually blowing up zombies or aliens or something in the man cave,).
So that is my week of crafting timetable, and seeing as it is Monday now, I should have my hook in hand instead of typing this.
Off I dash!