Anyone else do this?
"If I do a pattern repeat (or whatever the goal is) on this, then I can work on whatever else I want, the rest of the day." For me the goal is a pattern repeat a day. I actually met the goal yesterday - yay. And I'm six rows into the fourteen row repeat already today, so it's looking good. (Plus I'm out of yarn to dye, which helps the focus.)
The other project I want to work on is, of course, this:
The half-round shawl. Yup. Still working on it. In fact, I'm within a couple inches of doing a whole lot of garter stitch and then starting the knit-on edge. And after that - Happy Spider's Lace yarn! Eeeee! I don't think I realized how much I enjoy knitting lace until I got this huge pile of new lace books and suddenly have all kinds of new things to knit. Very exciting.
And speaking of books, I lost my head at www.overstock.com yesterday and bought a huge pile of books. They're knitting, patternmaking, and design books, so you should all be subjected to them soon.
I'm also considering an epic design project that would take about ten years' solid knitting to accomplish, but would produce a bunch of patterns for me to sell... I'm rather afraid of how seriously I'm considering it. I think I'd do it in blog form, with an entry per new pattern. Hmmm. Maybe I should work up a pattern first and then decide where to post it.
Otherwise, The Baby has figured out the See and Say and is sitting in the living room trying to imitate barnyard animal sounds. It's very cute.
Well, she was. Now she's flung herself on the floor, face down, wailing, in true drama queen style. Oh yeah. Loving motherhood today.