Where did that time go? I think daily at least one person mentions to me how quickly this year has gone for them, and I have to agree. It feels like the weeks are just slipping by, and it will be 2014 in the blink of an eye.
My tally count is currently sitting at 20, so I feel I'm well on track for the NYE deadline. I've completed a couple of small "extra" projects recently too - the Barley beanie and my Zombie Apocalypse socks that I wrote about last week - but I'm not counting them in that tally just yet.
I'm not counting them because I set this challenge with an idea that I would work towards a targeted outcome, with focus and discipline. I get distracted easily, so it doesn't surprise me when I create a couple of small diversions from the master plan!
I'm officially back on the wagon though, and have been working consistently on my Girl Friday cardigan.
Sleeves and body are done, I need to now sew them together and pick up for the bands and collar. Still love it. The pieces are currently blocking, to make seaming and picking up band/collar stitches easier. We've got a few days of nice weather ahead so hopefully it will dry quickly.
Ideally I'd like this completed by the middle of November, so I can start on the Ginkgo Crescent shawl, as I have a feeling that might be my slowest project of those left.
I've also wound the yarn for the Tears of Bronze beanie and the My Cup of Tea socks, as motivation. The beanie won't take long at all, and I think it will be a nice respite between the shawl and the socks.
Then once it was wound, I decided that I *totally* needed a small project just to take the edge off the transition of finishing my cardigan. See what I do??!
|My Cup of Tea, nicknamed the Beautiful Ugly Socks|
Ugly is the new Beautiful, and even ugly yarn needs love ♥
So anyway, there you go. Some solid knitting ahead to meet the deadline, but certainly not impossible. I'll update again at the 4 week mark, hopefully still as positive and optimistic about the project!