Well, I’ve finally gone and done it! Started the blog I’ve been talking about for almost two years. The aim of this blog is to give me the kick up the arse I need to be and feel productive. I’ve been a SAHM for the last five years and while I spend most evenings crafting I’m very good at starting, I’m very very bad at finishing most things.
I realised today it’s only 51 days to Christmas and as every good crafter knows it’s the time to get those handmade gifts sorted, I only have a short list this year and I’ve already finished the scarf. Only one cross stitch project and three and a half pairs of mittens to go.
The seasoned crafter is fully aware of the effects of deadlines though. They can make you incredibly productive but usually on an entirely different project. Like this evening for example. Not only have I started a blog but I’ve culled my Ravelry queue. I was ruthless and cut all the patterns I really have no intention of knitting. I was quite impressed I cut it in half but that still leaves 152. Well, 146 as the first six in my queue have actually been finished and I just need to take photos and create a project page. See, procrastination strikes again.
I should be quietly working on the mittens as they’re lovely and quite simple but I finally got the 9″ Hiya Hiya sock needle I’ve been lusting after for months and I really want to start some socks!
From the first day I joined Ravelry I saw a sock in this colourway every time I logged in, Ellen’s Half Pint Farm Merino/Nylon Sock in New England Autumn, It has been in my stash for almost three years and I still haven’t knitted it! It hasn’t stopped me buying yarn of course.
This is a test of my will power not only to make myself accountable at keeping a blog but also that I can wait until all those mittens are done before I cast on with that scrumptios yarn.