Posted by: GourmetGirl | January 26, 2015

A Pile-up of Knitting Projects

Several years ago I made a goal: Keep the Knitting Project Pile at a minimum!

And I have been GOOD…..until recently.

Well, I would say in the past year it has slowly slipped into the darkness…..You Know. The darkness of the pile of hibernating knitting projects. Some have been hibernating a long time.Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 3.27.53 PM

Like the good list maker, (or OCD personality my husband mentions) today I made a spreadsheet to encourage me to finish these knitting projects. The sad part is there are some hibernating projects that are not on the list. They are so far down in the dark hole that they have been stored away in the closet, only to be remembered when I rummage looking for something else and happen across their partially worked rows.

Even as I write this post, I remember yet another project. I also have projects that have the pattern written or charts made and some with only drawn notes in a notebook or loose leaf paper.

I have been knitting a lot lately. Enough that my right elbow has been cranky. I have been knitting with Cascade Yarn’s Venezia Sport. An impressive lace pattern I used for the neckline. The back was shaped, stitches added and finally crossed at the lower chest area. I finished the skein just knitting in-the-round, then slipped the stitches to waste yarn. I am now about 3/4 the way through the left wearing sleeve.

I usually work this way when designing. Once my sleeves are finished, I then can use up the rest of the yarn, allowing the body to be as long as possible.

I am determined to finish this one before it is too warm to wear it – even at night!

Well, I am headed back to my knitting chair. Tomorrow I meet up with a Knitting Friend! No knitting – just catching up, and yes, talk of my Pile-up of Knitting Projects! Maybe I will get some of the un-named, Named! Hint, Hint………….

Happy Knitting,




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