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?