I really had no idea how little I had accomplished from a crafting standpoint until, on a whim, I looked at my FOs for the year.
Considering I have, for the past several years, completed in the neighbourhood of 25 knitted projects over the span of the year, I’d say calling this one slow is a massive understatement.
I have, to date in 2015, completed exactly five projects. This is unheard of. I should be at a minimum of 14 by now, if I were on track for a “usual” year. And in fact, two of these five are not even officially in the FO list because they have not been blocked and photographed.
Now, in my defence, there are other things I have been doing from a creative point of view.
I am in the midst of a sooper seekrit project that I cannot talk about for another while yet.
I have taken up hand dyeing and have dyed up about 20 skeins (plus a single braid of fibre) this summer…plus I have more undyed yarn winging its way to me as we speak.
I have done some spinning (although no plying and as such have also added almost no spinning FOs to my list, either!). This is a lovely indigodragonfly braid I started for Tour de Fleece (don’t even get me started on how badly I did in keeping up with TdF this year! Downright embarrassing…)
I took a sewing class, although, if I am honest I haven’t done a whole lot of that either.
And I sure as heck haven’t been blogging!
I wonder where my year has gone….? Looks like I am going to have to get a severe case of finish-itis if I am going to make any progress this year at all.
The other option, I suppose, is to stop forcing it and just craft when I feel like it. That’s a valid lifestyle choice, right?
Yes, it IS a valid lifestyle choice–do it for the love of it, not to conform to self-imposed, and arbitrary, goals!
I am a little bit OCD so sometimes I get it in my head that things have to be a certain way, and the reasons are either illogical, arbitrary or both 😉
I think once my current big project is done, I will spin for a bit, and maybe do some dyeing. And only knit what I really want to knit!
Now, now….be fair. You say you’ve only finished five knitting projects. However, once you add in the dyeing projects, I’d say you’re quite a bit ahead for the year.
With that said, I’ve finished 18 knitting projects for the year…….that I’ve counted (I’ve done a few dishcloths and teething cloths as fillers along the way and I don’t usually put those in my list). I also didn’t include my spinning projects (not that there are many). And I didn’t include other random things (like designing)…..but all is well 🙂
You sound like you have been busy! 18 + spinning and designing….that’s not a small number. I have a couple of new designs on the go right now, but I am taking a break and just knitting some simple socks for a while. I just need a bit of a rest ;-).