What If?

Sometimes when I’m working on a particularly slog-y project, I start playing “What If” with my knitting.  (When I was an office drone I also played “What If” with my job.  What if I was a barista?  What if I started working for the postal service?  What if I went back to school?)

I’ve been thinking “What If” I didn’t have to finish the Vampire project?  What would I be doing instead?

And, since my calculations tell me that I’ve got a little over a week left before I finish (assuming I haven’t made any major mistakes/don’t have to rip back the whole thing/am able to stay on schedule), it’s just about time to start thinking about the next thing I’m going to do.

First, I think I’m going to finish up my Papaya Sweater.  It’s been sitting, abandoned, on an end table in my studio for more than a month now.  Poor thing.  I’m really looking forward to getting it finished.  (And I’m really looking forward to a simple project that doesn’t involve any cables.)I’ll probably work up a handful more Christmas Balls, or at least take some time away from actual knitting to finish up the ones I’ve already knit.  I’ve got a stack that still need to be stuffed, and almost all of them need their tails woven in and their hangers added.  (I feel like “hangers” isn’t quite right, but I can’t think of the right word.  I mean the dangly loop they’ll hang on the tree from.)I also need to spend a weekend finishing up my Mother Bears before the end of the year.  I’ve got 4.5 bears that need to be stuffed and assembled, plus another 6 more that need their faces sewn on.  Maybe that’ll be a Christmas Vacation project?And, I think I want to do something new, something fun, and something that uses up some of the yarn I’ve already got in my stash.  Maybe a new pair of socks, or some sort of shawl that uses the last few mini-skeins of fancy yarn I got last year for Christmas.  Options!What are you working on now?

2 thoughts on “What If?

  1. yarnandpencil

    Such lovely things you are making 🙂 I have several things on the go but the most pressing item is the jumper that my grandson has requested for his birthday in a couple of weeks 🙂 He will turn five; he loved a jumper I made a couple of years ago so much he wants a replica in a larger size 🙂

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  2. Sue H-m

    Yes, love your wips!
    Just finished a pair of fingerless mitts for myself, have one more to go of a pair for a friend. Thinking of working up a few pairs for beloved great-granddaughters for Christmas, and have a discussion pending with a good friend for items she wants. Also collecting materials to knit Christmas ornaments for great- and grandchildren to have for their own trees as they grow up. I am the luckiest woman on earth to have married into a wonderful family, and I’d like to give a bit of myself to these children for their futures. Yarn is my medium.

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