Saturday, October 04, 2008

Sometimes Better Than Socks

Washcloths are better than socks when it comes to portable projects. I plan to donate this to Socks for Soldiers.

Pattern: 4 Corners Dishcloth, located in the side bar of this blog, using a cast on of 25 stitches.
Yarn: Sugar n Cream in Black 00002, 68.2 g.
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7) Addi Turbo 16" circulars.
Size: 11.5" by 11.5".
Begun: 7/14/08
Completed: 9/23/08
Notes: I need to find a new pattern. I like the rounded corners but the grafted area always looks wonky. Our soldiers deserve better.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Is There a Cure for Startitis?

At the end of 2007 I reviewed my works in progress, realized to my horror that I had 36, and decided to bring the total down to 12 by the end of 2008. I planned to accomplish this by only beginning a new project after 3 old ones were complete.

Not surprisingly I haven't stayed on course: a number of new projects have been started before the requisite 3 old projects have been completed. But the good news is that I have completed a decent number of projects in the past 9 months, 19 projects in fact, which is only 5 short of the 24 project reduction goal I set at the end of last year. Will I be able to complete 5 more in the next three months? Certainly.

The bad news is that I've started so many new projects that my total of current projects is 31, only 8 of which are listed on the sidebar. Several have only an hour or so of work left in them and several others need to be frogged before they can be removed from the WIP list but others are will take many hours to complete. Is there a cure for startitis?