As mentioned on April 2, I made a deal with myself that I could only work on the Leftover Blanket after I finished at least one other project each month. The project for April is a pair of mittens.
I diligently packed the Leftover
Blanket away and started on a pair of mittens. Last night I finished the first
mitten – not bad, that means it only took me 7 days, so by the end of next
weekend I will be able to return to working on the Leftover Blanket.
Just before finishing the mitten it
occurred to me that I will need a knitting project to work on next week that is
more portable than the Leftover Blanket. This means that I only have one week
to finish the second mitten and pick out the yarn and pattern for my next pair
of mittens or socks. Then I had a good idea… I could simply revise the deal I
made with myself and work on the Leftover Blanket this week and finish the
second mitten from my current project, next week. It is a win, win. I get to
happily knit little squares this week and I have a portable mitten to work on
next week. It is a brilliant idea. As I sat back and pondered my brilliance I
realized it is quite sad that I feel I must make these deals with myself. I’m
the one setting the rules, so I should be able to break the rules guilt free.
(And given the fact that it is mid-April, I think the world will survive if the
mittens aren’t ready to be worn by someone this week.)
Part of the problem is that I store
the Leftover Blanket and yarn in these beautiful hat boxes. They sit there just
begging to be opened.
In other news...
We bought Cici a new
ball chucking toy on the weekend. She LOVES playing fetch. Here is the result
of a round of play on Saturday – she can’t stop panting and has grass stained