After looking at my list this morning, I’m being forced to admit that there’s no way in hell I will ever be able to finish all the things I had planned before the end of the year. There’s not enough time, too much to do, and as much as I’d like to think, I am not Wonder Woman.
Back in late June, I made a list of all the projects I had in-progress or wanted to finish by Christmas 2016/new year’s. It was definitely an ambitious list, but I can’t help feeling disappointed that I didn’t get to some things. Here’s a snippet of the list (leaving off some top secret projects):
DRUMROLL PLEASE: the new #Pokemon themed yarns are now in the Etsy shop!! There are *very* limited quantities, so if you want some of this yarn, please don’t wait! There are four shades available: Squirtleiscious, Venusaurus Rex, Charmander Ember, and Pikachu Too. Each skein is 100g of superwash merino wool sock yarn (super smooshy), and £10 per skein. I’m headed to #theknittingandstitchingshow today, so check out my story if you want to see what I’m up to. *Please note: there are only 4-5 skeins of each shade available!* Etsy link: http://etsy.me/1OAaHAq
Begin super secret awesome project: not done
Vintage video game bunting: not done
Harry Potter tutorials and kits: not done
Geeky phone case pattern set: not done
Finish After the Rain sweater: done (link)
Finally back from Scotland (after over 15 hours of driving)! I’m almost recovered (haha just kidding I’m shattered), and there’s a new blog post up about why this sweater took me nine months to knit. Link in profile, it’s a story about how this almost ended up being honoured with a viking funeral. Happy Monday! *passes out from exhaustion*
So, okay, I guess I got a lot done – but I really, REALLY wanted to have this other stuff done in time. As a very Type A kind of person, I find it difficult to admit that I can’t do it all and say yes to every project. I don’t have 8 arms and I can’t knit and crochet 24 hours a day, as much as I might like to. I have other commitments and obligations, the kind that pay the bills – and I’m trying to learn how to make time for the other love in my life, music.
Instead of crafting last weekend, I recorded a parody of a country song about the US election. (link) It’s silly, it’s not “serious music,” but it’s a small step back into what used to rule my life.
In short, while I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to DO ALL THE THINGS, I’m hopeful that some of these projects will still get done, just on a slightly different time scale.