I am my own worst enemy when it comes to projects. Not one for baby steps, my excitement for new projects usually results in the extreme. Take knitting for instance – I decided last November I wanted to knit Kevin and I stockings and a tree skirt. Umm, did I mention I was also getting married, going on a two-week vacation and hosting Thanksgiving last November? See what I mean? My excitement is infectious then I’m overwhelmed by all of the things.
That’s why it dawned on me this morning to create a schedule for my knitting projects. A schedule will keep me focused on and excited about upcoming projects, hold me accountable for actually knitting the projects I want to knit, and keep me from buying yarn I don’t need for projects I’ll never complete. To paraphrase Fergie, a little structure never killed nobody.
One thing I’ve learned in the last six months is if you don’t make a plan for something, it will likely never happen. Just like my girl Rachel Hollis says in her book Girl, Wash Your Face, nobody cares about your dream more than you do.
Here are my projects I hope to complete before the end of the year.
- Lakeland Sweater – My first ever attempt at a sweater plus the yarn was Kevin’s gift to me for my birthday.
- World’s Collide Cowl
- Ook Socks for myself
- O Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Skirt
- Nordic Christmas Stockings for myself and Kevin
- Kittie Mitties (knit-along)
- First Blanket
And I have to find something to do with my magical unicorn yarn from The Lemonade Shop that arrived last week!