cowl design | ASimpleHomestead.com

I’ve had cast-on-itis lately.  I keep starting projects and not finishing many.  I also haven’t posted much here as I tend to only post my Works In Progress (WIPs) on Instagram and not here.   Part of my crazy beginnings have been due to changes in my schedule.

my bullet journal schedule for August | ASimpleHomestead.com

This is how I currently have my whole design schedule laid out. It looks insane, but there’s a method to my madness (I hope). Someday I’ll talk more about it.

diagonal striped mittens | ASimpleHomestead.com

While we were camping I know I mentioned I was working on a pair of mittens. My goal was to finish them before we arrived home. Good thing for me I got them done on Saturday because I was physically and mentally wiped out on Sunday.

Milwaukee mittens | ASimpleHomestead.com

My next plan was to finish a second pair of mittens 3 days later. What was I thinking?! Especially since 1) I had to go back to work full-time and 2) these are double-knit which means it takes me longer to make even simple stitches because of the switching back and forth in colors.  It was clear I wasn’t going to finish on time so I changed gears.

cowl design | ASimpleHomestead.com

I moved up a scheduled FO from later in the week.  I planned to work up a boot cuff design I’d had written down years ago but never actually made. Trouble is, mid-stream I knew I didn’t really want to make a boot cuff – I wanted to make cowl instead. AND … wouldn’t a hat to match be awesome? Uh oh. That means I won’t get this project done in time either.

I ended up revamping a lot of my schedule this week. Good thing those stickers are removable! And then I cast on a new item…

mock eyelet cable hat | ASimpleHomestead.com

Now I’m working on a hat design.  My deadline for this is, um, today.  However, hats are quick and with the Packer game and the Olympics on tonight I should be able to finish :-). Most of these deadlines aren’t hard-and-fast rules either. I just have a few I want released by a specific date because it makes sense.

What are your current projects right now?

2 Replies to “WIP-frenzy”

  1. I *was* knitting a loose cotton top using up lots of single skeins, but when #DrawingAugust began, that became my “free time” project. And now I’ve even fallen behind on that because of the problems in Goat World…still working on Tansy’s mysterious lameness. I sure hope this awful heat/humidity combo breaks soon. I actually did housework yesterday because it was just too miserable to be outside except for chores!
    Good luck with all your projects and designing – that schedule looks pretty complex!

  2. I too, have a lot of ufo’s, because of the torn tendon in my right hand. I am also having a lot of medical problems. I live in North Carolina and would appreciate any prayers. I look forward to reading your blog and amazed at what all you get accomplished.

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