I realized today, that once again, I've become overwhelmed by projects on my to-do list (which really is only in my head, and it changes constantly). This happens once or twice a year.
Let's see what we've got here:
Yarn for two pairs of colorwork mittens, two pairs of socks, and two scarves. Well the one lonly ball of yarn in the left upper corner is just one of several I need for that scarf. Plus I see, that I forgot to get the yarn for a pair of colorwork socks in the picture as well. Anyway, I've still got Elphaba mittens on my needles. Older WIP's are the Giant Granny square blanket, close to be finished, the knitted blanket, maybe 1/3 done, and somewhere in the dark bowels of my WIP bin, is a mohair scarf I started, and had conveniently forgotten about. Well, some WIP's have to be just that for a little while longer.
I've received my pre-ordered IK Holiday 2010 issue today. I've been waiting for it, because one pattern of the two pairs of mittens I'm planning to knit is in it. While I was looking through the magazine it hit me! I found myself pushing my nose close up to the picture of the shawl, that one beside the lacey dish towel. Who on earth would feel combelled to knit this shawl, when you can't even SEE it right? There are more photos of it a few pages later, equally dark and useless. It looks like they had a theme going on here, because for a magazine I think a lot of the photos are crappy. The shawl, by the way, was designed by Sarah Fama and is called Winged shawl. It's a simple, and easy shawl to knit, but it has that edge, which seems to be dearly loved by designers all over, and which I don't like. Still, this Holiday issue has several patterns in it, I'd like to knit, compared to the issues of the past two years.
The boys don't care about all that one bit. They just wait until I get my big Azz out of the chair and do something FUN!