in FO land!
Convertible is blocking (hallelujah!). I got through the last of the knitting during lunch yesterday, so I wove in the ends this morning and gave it a light washing. Of course, blocking always makes Saru-chan (the kitty) mad. She likes having full reign, but isn't terribly careful or nice to hand knits. This means that the door is firmly closed. But at least I have blocked it during the day this time. Normally I block at night, so we are woken up by plaintive meows.
I spent a bit of time rethinking my current rotation. When I was doing a lot of cross-stitch, I used this document religiously. It helped me finish projects in time for the major holidays (mostly because I never did a project that was less than 30 hours of work), and allowed me to alternate the simpler projects with something a little more robust. Of course, the document really isn't the same for knitting. It just feels easier to start dozens of projects, so mostly the rotation is there to help me remember what projects I'm working on and if they are stupid close1 to completion.
I figured that when I printed out my current rotation that I was going to fill the next five spots with the next projects I wanted to work on. Simple. One project finished, one project (of similar size ideally - we'll see how long this lasts) to start. Of course, if I am smarter I will try and finish two projects for each one I start, because I have
13 11 projects on this list ( 7 5 of which are close to completion). I'm never sure if organization like this will actually last, but I figure I need to at least give it a try.
I finished this and a secret project this morning, so I pulled out one of my stupid close projects and hope to have it done this weekend! I mean, I am 3 repeats and a toe away from a pair of Monkey socks so there are no excuses!
1Stupid Close isn't really a technical term, but I use it for all of those projects that only had a few inches of work or just the blocking/weaving in of ends/seaming to do that just aren't done. It's like I did 90% of the work and I'm being super lazy and not finishing the rest of it. Really, really dumb!