Here we are again, with my sixth Mission Possible report. This should mean that the year is half done. Well, okay, it's also the first
double triple month reporting -- I was not so good at this while I was on vacation, or getting back from vacation or ..... Given that month (or two or....) of slacking off, am I at least half way through my Mission? Lets see, shall we?
I feel like I'm making a formal confession....
Forgive me blog, it’s been three months since my last Mission Possible Report (confession).
During that time I’ve made some progress on my Mission Possible projects, but seem to have lapsed into startitis (although I’ve also finished a number of those new projects.) Since my last report I have… .
with DH’s abstract sweater. Mission Accomplished - It was frogged in a
fit of reality. I’ve also put the yarn out for swap or sale.
FinishedFrogged the Nalgar (raglan backwards) that I once started for someone’s baby. Last year I frogged it back to where I’d started the sleeves, but there it remained for…. well… about a year. This summer I frogged it the rest of the way, reclaimed the yarn, and swapped it for some I love better. I am choosing not to count the new yarn as a Mission Possible Project.
all socks that were in progress when I started this mission. Well, I’ve
finished all but one, whose yarn I’ve reclaimed for other purposes. I’m
calling this done. I’ve also finished more socks. (and started more socks... shhhhh)
Finished-- er eliminated--- the tee dress I started in that ribbon yarn (Olga?) I Frogged this one, and traded away the yarn.
Do you detect a theme here? I do. Sigh.
In my defense.... I have designed, started and finished three projects (two of which are in the page layout and proofing stage of being published): Daedelus, Kitty’s Cables and a pair of Lacy Mitts that desperately need a new name before the final page layout is done. I also started and finished Boing! and Sock de la Mer in that time frame. That’s all very well and good, but it’s not getting me very far in my quest to accomplish this mission.
This leaves me with the following to accomplish before my Mission is done:
Thistle’s sleeves and get her buttons on. They’re too tight. I have no
more yarn. The dye lot will matter. I must either find a way to block
in a few extra inches (hahaha) or undo the seam, and insert a gusset in
black. -- It remains true that all I've done is find the yarn. That's a shame really, because it's about to be perfect weather for wearing it.
FinishStart swatching the Bohus fer chrissakes, and start knitting the thing! Oh,… finishing it would be good too… but I have NOT promised to donate this if it’s unfinished by year’s end. The promise here is to get it swatched so that I can start the new year with this to knit.
fixing the microfibre ribbon Tee that I’d originally made too large.
Um… I’ve taken it mostly apart, does that count? What? oh, yes, I did
say FINISH didn’t I. rats.
- Finish the sweater I’m knitting sans pattern out of Grignasco Spongy. There was progress indeed during the Spring --- I'd finished all but the sleeves before I left for the Eastward Trek in June. Sadly, I've not knit a stitch since then.
- Fix the damned Silk Garden Jacket! (need to pick out the sleeves and re-knit them … I put them in in the wrong place).
So, eight and a half months gone, and 7 missions accomplished. That stat looked good when I tallied it up in July. It still looked okay when I tallied in Mid-August... as long as you ignore the part where several of those missions were accomplished by frogging. It's looking less good now. I've got some work cut out for me to finish these other five tasks by years' end. Admittedly, one is no more than swatching, so in theory I could knock that out today if I wanted to…. but still.
Clearly, I need to get to work! I'd best get focused.
We will not discuss that I designed and cast on for a hat last night. Or that I'm still trying to design a scarf for the Red Scarf Project (which must be finished and mailed by mid-October). Or that Chrysopolis has my attention again. Or that there's another pair of mitts in my brain that won't leave me alone....