In other words, it's October, and I of course have way too many projects going on.
It's a bit worse this year, though. The first issue is that I decided to make almost everything for my Halloween costume this year, so not only am I knitting a couple of items (one done, the other in progress:
), I'm sewing a dress. Sewing takes up a lot more time since you can't just do 'a couple of rows' like in knitting, and is not portable. At least I have a machine now:
|The fact that it lives on my dining table is another problem|
So that's taking away from my knitting time. Other things taking away from my knitting time are the NYC Yarn Crawl (for which I bought more yarn I didn't need) and NYS Sheep and Wool (this weekend! Buy more yarn I don't really need!), and concerts (I've got three shows this month I went/am going to), and my boyfriend (which is related to the concert and dinner thing, at least). And I can't even be pissed about it; I enjoy it all. But when did I gain a life? Actually...never mind that, when did I become an adult with all these adult responsibilities on top of it all (you know, because I also really need to cook two weeks worth of lunches, do laundry, and
The second (third?) issue is that not only am I working on things for Halloween, I had to start everything for Hanukkah this month as well, since the first night is the evening before Thanksgiving (American, so that would be late November). Usually I get last-minute present plans around Rhinebeck, get the yarn there, and start early November. It works if Hanukkah is at least mid-December (though I still run into scheduling issues). It doesn't work this year. The good thing is that I did plan ahead on some things, and I have one present done, and I got a jump start on my Mom's socks. The bad thing is that I currently have two more projects (including the socks) going for that because why not start another knitted present while I'm working on one already:
|Ignore the gray skein...that isn't a project, just some random yarn I thought I might use and didn't|
Oh, and I'm knitting another sock for a KAL:
Yeah, that's not getting done anytime soon.
And don't even ask me about the tank pattern; I haven't started writing it yet.