I've been bouncing back and forth between a couple knitting projects. They're both on the same deadline, and I'm anxious for them to be off the needles. In some twisted way I've convinced myself they'll be finished quicker this way - a few rows of one, a few rounds of the other. In reality this back and forth provides a little variety and keeps me from getting bored - nothing else.
Yesterday I came to grips with the fact that I'll probably run out of yarn on one of the projects. I saw this coming a few days ago, but I knit on. I told myself I was knitting on the outside of the ball, and the yardage was probably more substantial than it seemed. That rationale lasted only a short while.
This running out of yarn business has become a bad habit - one I need to break myself of. I have knitter friends who routinely run short on yarn, and it's come to be expected of them. Up until now I've managed to avoid this curse. I'll have to start padding my yardage at the beginning of a project. Maybe that will get me back on track.
With one week left in October (how did that happen?!?), my electronic alert system worked like a charm, and I am back on track with the monthly giveaway. Leave a comment with an update on your knitting projects. Are you considering holiday knitting? If you've been to any of the fall fiber festivals, what did you find most inspiring?
Please include your Ravelry ID for easy contact. The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks - winner's choice. The contest closes on Friday, October 31, 2014.
My color inspiration this week is one more glimpse of Rhinebeck.
Until next year . . .