Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Order

When you can't seem to get order in your head or in your house, what do you do??

I got up out of bed, in the middle of the night, brain a-full-of-things, and reorganized my Ravelry notebook. Exciting, right?

I know, not really. But it feels good to put something in order.

I moved all the patterns out of my queue that really belonged in my "favorites" and gave them all tags. I added actual things I will (and need to) knit with actual yarn in my stash to the queue. Feels good.

I also decided that it is time to "stash bust" and knit the stuff I have actually purchased yarn specifically for.

In order to start this process off right, I need to clear all my "WIP" (that's Work(s) In Progress for you non-knitters).

So, you are hearing it here first. My WIP list consists of:

Swallowtail Shawl (started over a year ago)
Husband Sweater (this is a rip and re-knit)
1 Possessed Sock
Finish 1st Cheap Thrill Sock, knit 2nd
Buttons on BSJ
Button on Nutmeg Sweater
Finish Pink Garter Stripe Baby Sweater (and block, and add buttons/loops, whatever to close it)(almost done with the last one)

Once these are complete, it is time to start the queue:

Wonderful Wallably for Wobbers
February Lady Sweater for Me
Husband Sweater (yes, I realize this is in both lists, this gives me a little freedom as to when to do it)
Scrappy Malabrigo Longies
Wonderful Wallaby for Lovey
Harry Potter House Bag (before Nov. 19th, I want to take this to the movie!!)
HP Cell Cozy (because it looks cute!!)

I would like to try and accomplish this before the baby comes. You can stop laughing now. No really, stop. You're going to make me cry. Or laugh. Whichever.

Are you done already?

I know I have only 9 weeks, and that is if she decides to stay in the whole time. My last two were evicted early. I use the term "evicted" because I think my body does that when the babies reach a certain size limit. At 7-8 lbs my uterus says, "Get out. I've had enough." I think if the last two had made it to 40 weeks they would have been in the 8-10 lb range. My husband was a large baby and so were his other two daughters. I am glad my body evicts them before they get quite so big. It's nice to have a small one for a little longer.

I am going to try really hard to stick to the plan. Order. It's a good thing. And still, as I type this, I keep thinking about adding in some other misc. baby items, like socks and hats. (As thought I have not knit enough baby stuff yet!!)

1 comment:

woolandchocolate said...

Okay, I was laughing. But only because that is something I would say! (I am the crazy woman who thought she could knit 7 woman size sweaters in a year, remember?) You can do it! It is good to keep your hands busy while you are waiting for the new babe.
My babies are always late, and never weigh less than 8 1/2 lbs. But, the easiest birth was the biggest baby, at 9 lbs, 13 oz! My babies never wear newborn socks, either. They are all born with huge feet. (I blame their papa, "Mr. Ski-Foot" :)
Oh, I can't wait to see your little one!