I am feeling a little behind in my projects. I think that happens when I get overly ambitious and have too many projects going at once. They all are moving forward, they are just moving forward at a snail's pace. Does that happen to other people? I mean, with all of the beautiful yarn and all of those lovely patterns out there, the temptation is too great to cast-on just one more. And sadly, I have non-knitting projects piling up, too! It's really getting out of hand. Someone should really sit me down and have a talk with me.
My favorite of my in progress projects is the Belfast cardigan I am knitting for my husband. (I am ignoring the love sweater curse. Besides, this is a cardigan. I am convinced cardigans don't count toward the curse.) It is my first project with such extensive cable work, and it is very fun to see the cables really start to pop. The tubular cast on for the bottom edge has me a little freaked out- it is a tubular cast-on I've never seen before. Apparently I will be perfectly fine to just remove the provisional cast-on yarn and my stitches will be safe without have to pick anything up on another needle...I'm nervously skeptical. Many hours of work have gone into the little bit of the sweater I have completed- it's a recurring nightmare that it will unravel from the bottom up when I remove the waste thread! Give me chills right now just typing about it.
Then there is the modified "Auburn Top" sweater I am working on for myself. Truth be told, I have not knitted past the bottom ribbing there is so much other knitting going on. I am also working on my Quicksilver shawl that is a hold over from my fall knitting list. If I finish that list by the end of winter, I'll be feeling pretty good. I like to work on this shawl at night when my husband reads to me. The only trouble is we are currently in between books, so not a lot is happening with my shawl. What needs to happen is I need to just carve out some time for the shawl and knock it out. It is a lovely, simple pattern that does not require a lot of focus. A few TV watching nights with this baby would get it done in no time at all.
I've also got a few putsy little projects laying around. I'm knitting a tie for my husband, I'm still working on a mitered square blanket for my son, and there are the hats. It is not my intention to make any political statements on the site, my knitting blog is just for knitting. But these hats are knitted, squishy, bright and delightful. I made one for my aunt and myself. Even if you do not support the movement, perhaps you can appreciate the huge outpour of craftivism. It is truly amazing what we can do when out knitting needles unite. I actually really enjoyed knitting with the single ply Preciosa from KnitPicks, too. I have a more detailed review of that yarn if you are interested.
I think it might be necessary for me to put a moratorium on picking up new projects and finish these. I clearly have a problem. I'd love to hear what projects you're working on and if you have a similar problem as I do. Let's just make ourselves some tea and get to knitting.