Thursday, January 17, 2008
When enough is enough....
Youngest son had a friend round for tea tonight so I thought I ought to make the effort and do something for pudding. Little buns with chocolate and maltesers and a new (to me) recipe of shortbread with gooey chocolate rice crispie cake on top. So the diet is going well, Michaela.
Also pictured is the sock using the yarn from Montreal Lise. I just love the way this is going, the way those diagonals stand out so much. It's a great pattern and great yarn.
I have also realised that enough really is enough. I am becoming swamped by knitting projects. Ones that I have started. Some that were started over a year ago, even 2 years ago. Some that I bought the wool for ages ago fully intending to cast on the next day. Some that I even bought last night (Dee you are such a bad influence). Other knitting projects like the Blankets are also in the 'to do' pile. I have scarves, cardigans, jumpers, shawls, oh all sorts of things. Startitis has been very bad lately.
But now I must be strong and get myself out of this hole. I need to concentrate on finishing some things. I gave Lizard Ridge the priority for January and then ignored her. And cast on the Qiviut Moebius and the scarf and the hat and the sock and the hot water bottle cover (never told you about that one did I?) and the other scarf. And January is only 17 days old, and I'm sure I've left a few things out.
I am going on a yarn diet - have lots of lovely stuff that needs using, and strangely enough projects lined up for most of it. There's the camel, the Hipknits silk, the lace weight Posh Bellisima (what the hell did I get that for? It's way too fine for me, but it was soooo pretty) the Wolle Meise mini skeins, all that sock yarn, the mohair... oh blimey, I need a lie down thinking about this.
I reckon that I can hold out until Ally Pally next October don't you think?
No longer will I be tempted by discount codes for Hipknits, or the temptation hurled at me every Sunday from Posh Yarn. I will not hunt down more of this heavenly Fleece Artist sock yarn, nor will I scour e-bay for bargains. I will be strong. I will hold out. I will not cave under the pressure.
Bets please to see how long I can last!