Recently I have been feeling pretty stalled in my knitting. Last week I posted about starting a new pair of socks (that I felt I oughtn't to have done), but I needed to get something finished and done, and those socks were completed last night. I'm now back to my other two longer-term projects which seem to be getting nowhere.
In order to get myself back on track and actually finishing stuff, I decided to follow in the footsteps of Baldrick and concoct a Cunning Plan! Actually it's not all that cunning, it's pretty sensible really, but it makes me feel like I'm moving forward just by committing to it, and it goes like this.
It's a new month. I count my stash by weight and I reconcile the figures at the end of each month so I know have a clear 30 days before I need to run the numbers again.So I am putting my shawl design to one side, only temporarily, to work exclusively on my Elphaba. That should take me no more than two weeks, and then I can get back on with the shawl. It will give me a stash-out number for June, even if I finish nothing else.
Then I will work on the shawl exclusively until it is done. It's supposed to be for a KAL which ends on July 4th, although I can't see me finishing by then, but that doesn't matter. Once it's done it will be out of the way and I can move on to something else again.
And for a humorous ending, having started on with the Elphaba, I found myself in need of two stitch markers I hadn't anticipated in order to place the bust darts correctly. Using whatever was to hand, I ended up marking my stitch with part of a plastic minion. It does the job perfectly, but now my knitting is looking at me, which is hilarious and just a tiny bit creepy!