Every once in a while I take time to tidy up my in progress knitting projects. It's my no knitting left behind campaign. Sometimes I set aside a project because something more important comes up. A knitting emergency like a baby sweater for a shower. Sometimes I set aside a project because I need a break from it. While I have every intention of getting back to it in a day or two, the days turn into weeks turn into . . . well, you know what happens.
For me the biggest hurdle to dealing with these languishing projects is the amount of time it takes to figure out where I am in the pattern. I keep notes, but it takes a while to orient myself to the project again. It takes time to get back in the groove. Once I'm on track, I can't understand why it took me so long to pick up the project again.
The other day I surveyed my projects on the needles, and I don't have many stragglers. I've been very diligent about seeing projects through to completion.
All except for Catkin. I don't remember any more how this one fell out of the rotation. I think it had something to do with a busy travel schedule. I hadn't completely forgotten about it, but it's been on the back burner slowly simmering.
The other day I decided to give Catkin some attention. Not my undivided attention, mind you, because then something else will fall by the wayside. I've been knitting Catkin a little bit every day - some days more than others. It's not difficult or tedious, but it's not a good traveling project. Right now that's its only limitation. After a handful of rows this section will be finished, and I'll move on to the final chart. The momentum is building.
Morning glories - now you see them, now you don't. Morning glory vines creep and crawl and make them a good choice for plant bombing. My color inspiration for the week.
Pink and purple peeking through green.