Trying the Multi-Project Route

After finding myself stalled out on the socks I am working on, and needing a project I could work on kind of without thinking much at a party I went to this last weekend, I started my net commission – a pair of fingerless mitts for a friend.

I haven’t gotten much knitting done this week, though. I’ve had writing and editing deadlines up to my ears.  This is not because I have had too much work; it’s more because I seem to have acquired a summer cold that is kicking my butt.

I hope to get back to my regular schedule soon.


Knitting Apathy

I’m struggling to get a pair of socks knit that should have taken me two weeks, tops.  Instead, it’s been a month or so, and I have to get them finished, because I have other commissions in the pipeline.

Not sure what the problem is; it doesn’t feel like summer knitting apathy — you know — when it’s just too damned hot to knit.  Oh well, will slog through, one stitch at a time, if necessary.

I Have Had no Time for Knitting Today.

Between deadlines, client meetings, an online class, and a futon frame that should have taken an hour and a half to put together, but is now jury-rigged because the screws don’t fit the holes, which are not properly aligned, I have had no time to breathe, let alone knit.

Besides, I’ve been sufficiently upset today that it probably would hve played hell with my gauge.

Hopefully, life will get back on something vaguely resembling an even keel tomorrow.

Still Here, Still Working, Progress of Sorts Being Made.

I’m almost caught up on the socks I am making, and I have a line on the yarn for a scarf for a client, although she now wants to postpone the commission for a bit. I sent her an email back as to whether I should hold the yarn for her, or can I use it for other stuff, and order new yarn when she’s ready (I will be getting it through an indie dyer I often use).

I also got my domain names back from the person who had theoretically been administering them for me, so at some point soon I will start building a website to host this blog and other knitting related things.

Anyway, I just spent two hours working on the socks, so I must get back to writing now — I have some articles due before I go to bed.

Taking a Day Off

I apologize for not posting this yesterday, but I was writing all day (paying jobs), and by the time I got home from the second Seder, it was so late that I pretty much just fell over.

So please excuse me for being all too human and taking a day off.  I promise to not do this very often, as I know I only update this blog on a weekly basis.

I am still plugging away at a pair of socks for a client, and should have them done in the next week sometime, and I have a couple of projects down the road — one of which combines two of my favorite things, writing and knitting!  Details on that as they emerge.

For those who celebrate Passover, I wish you a good, safe, healthy, happy week, and for those who celebrate Easter, I wish you also a good, safe, healthy happy day. For those who celebrate something else, or just the coming of Spring, I wish you the best of the season!

Even More Busy…

It really feels as if I am slowly getting my life back together.

My days are filled with writing, editing, and knitting, and I am actually not taking on more than I can handle.  I am working on another pair of socks for a client. The manuscript I am editing is a wonderful story, and well-written, so this job is a joy. And the clients I am working on articles for are actually understanding of my health issues, and giving me deadlines that are remarkably reasonable.

Anyway, I need to get going, so more next week!

Not Much Going On This Week….

I wish I had more to report, but I’ve had a cold that’s been kicking my butt all week.  I got a bit more work done on the pair of socks I’ve been working on — I’m about 2″ away from starting the toes.  The person they are for has seen them and likes them, including liking the navy I chose for the contrast (heels and toes) color. Once I get some writing deadlines out of the way, I should be able to breeze through the rest of the socks in a couple of hours.

The yarn for the next project — socks for a friend’s boss — is wound already, and I just need to check that she still wants them. It’s good to see my project list beginning to shrink a bit, although my Ravelry queue increases at a rate to more than compensate for anything I get finished.

When I’m in Manhattan tomorrow, I need to hit a yarn shop (I’m thinking of Gotta Knit on 34th Street, or Lion Brand on West 15th Street).

Anyway, I need to get back to work, so onwards and upwards!

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