Somehow my work basket is full again. I don’t even really know how this happens. After The Birthdays I swore I was going to keep things simple. I try to keep most things in life fairly simple, but when it comes to crafting, I just have some kind of manic compulsion or something. I can’t seem to stop myself. When I creative urge strikes, it’s hard to just let it go. The problem is that there is just too darn many of them and they all over-lap into a great big jumble, which then becomes…stressful.
Oh, but I have my excuses (like any junkie really). Here’s how the current collection came to be (over the span of say a week of so). First I cast on something that I’m designing for a certain child. Being a custom knit, I can only work on it when said child is about and I can see if I’m getting the proportions right as I go along. Sssoooo…of course I needed something to keep my hands busy at other times. Enter my own little birthday knit (because it’s tradition, remember?). And well, that was all fine and dandy, except I’m using a pattern on-line that I haven’t managed to get printed yet, so the other day when we wanted to watch a DVD on the laptop, well…I couldn’t continue on you see, but still needed something to be productive with, so out came the pattern and yarn for a new sweater for Little Rosebud (you see that I obviously had to do that, don’t you??). So, one project is now three and for all of that, I still don’t have a “mindless knitting” type project on needles, you know, the kind that I like to have on hand for car rides or helping kids with their work or any of the other 80 thousand possibilities for times when I could be knitting while also doing something else. No, nothing like that. One has lace, the other color work and the third, being designed as I go along, requires both thought and the ability to jot down notes. So, who knows what new projects next week will bring!