Saturday, March 01, 2008

March: finishing frenzy

Well, it would have been a more alliterative title had I done this in February, but mark my words, March is going to be a month of project completion. Most importantly, I am going to finish my comps reading in the middle of this month; of course, this particular ending will turn immediately into a beginning, as I'll be given three questions by my supervisor and will spend the following four weeks writing like a madwoman. But I'll finally be finished my reading -- yay!

You're probably here for some knitting, though. The other day I was adding a new project to my Ravelry notebook, and seeing all my projects there before me with their little thumbnails I realized I've never had so many WIPs at one time. (I also realized I'm into blue.) Too many! Look at them all:


This month, then, I'm going to finish some of them. I'm going to finish my Swallowtail Shawl, and I'm going to finish my Charade Socks, and my Gilmore Vest. I'm also going to finish my Mary Jane Slippers and my Twiggy Bobble Hat. (Yeah, surprise! I just cast on for that hat the other day, inspired by this version and the fact that I have a bunch of worsted-weight Misti Alpaca hanging around. And the fact that winter is never going to end.) And I'm certainly not going to cast on for anything new this month.

It sounds like a lot of knitting for somebody who will be very busy either reading or writing, but these projects are not far from being done -- especially the shawl, socks, and vest, which are thisclose to completion anyway.

So let's hear it for finishing in March! Finishing books! Finishing shawls and socks! Finishing bobble hats! Go and dig up something you want to finish, and finish it, whether it's something made of yarn or made of words. Come on, keep me company. :)

15 comments:

Laiane said...

I seriously love that Gilmore Vest. While you're in a finishing frenzy, I just added Yet Another Project to my Ravelry queue!

Chris said...

May you be finishing with the speed of the March winds!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Here's to finishing! I hope to finish some projects this month too! Let's see if I can do it!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I applaud your aplomb! I, too, plan on joining the finishing party. Let's keep each other motivated, m'kay?

gleek said...

i love march! i thoroughly believe you can get anything done this month :)

Elizabeth said...

Awesome! I look forward to cheering you on as you finish reading and knitting this month.

shannon said...

i just started another hat. it's going to be great, though. i added its predecessor to my ravelry projects.

speaking of ravelry...tried to add you as a friend but it's saying it can't find you. :(

Viktoria said...

I'm in! I've got two finals to finish up, two sweaters and plus a pile of half-read books. Should be great...

JudyMac said...

Great idea! Finishing March...I have a shawl languishing that really needs some attention.
I may join you on the writing front as well.:)

Donna said...

And here I was just getting ready to cast on - you're very persuasive!

nicole said...

You're on! Maybe I will resume blogging while I am at it.

Cari said...

Yay for finishing! Okay. I pledge, right here in public, to finally finish Trilce2. Really. I mean it.

Stacey said...

what a great idea. a big clean up before spring! spring cleaning and finishing!

Nadia said...

Yay for finishing! I'm with ya, Brainy!

Seanna Lea said...

I can totally sympathize with your knitting goals. I was looking at my WIP list and I have a ton more than what you had listed. It made me feel kind of ooky with so many unfinished items.