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I decided I'm going to write my program down in a clear, concise manner and include pictures. I figure this will help in at least two ways. 1) I will have a reference to go to so I'm not tempted to cheat, and 2) sharing with all of you will encourage me to stick with it. So, here goes...


1) I have to finish 3 WIPs in each category before I can start a new project in that category.

2) I have to work a minimum of 30 minutes each day.

3) Exceptions to the Rule (EttR) may be made when birthdays, new babies. weddings etc. necessitate starting a new project.

Here's the first group of knitting projects I'm going to work on.

1) The green is WotA Forest Heather being made into EZ's modular sweater for Husband.

2) The red is WotA Cranberry being made into socks for Husband.(I really like this red. Want to make something for myself from it but I don't know what.)

3) The multi is a yarn from my LYS called Mini Mochi (sp). This is a toddler hat pattern & sample for the LYS.

Now for the crocheting projects.

1) The crochet trim on the blanket in the back, which is for Baby (aka #8 daughter) was finished last week. YEA!

2) The pale yellow is a baby afghan. The pattern is an original of mine.

3) The beige on the right is some of my first lace spinning being made into a shawl pattern from the Spring 2007 issue of Spin-Off for #2 daughter.

And last, but not least, the spinning projects.

1) The beautiful blue in the back is tussah silk dyed by Chasing Rainbows in the Opal colorway. A freebie with my Minstrel! Destined to be a shawl, of course. A modification of the Bird's Nest Shawl in Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls.

2) The gray/plum is BFL from a ewe named Hershy. I bought this at a fiber fair when I still lived in WI. It will be made into a shawl from Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace from Estonia. I left this unspun intentionally until I found the pattern I wanted to knit it into.

3) The blue/lavender mix next to the spindle is being spun on that spindle. It will be knit into a lace scarf for Husband's sister's birthday in January (pattern not decided). This one becomes a knitting project EttR (Exception to the Rule).

Numbers 1 & 2 are being spun on my Minstrel.

So, now that you all know what's supposed to be going on, I can count on you to check up on me, right? I'm looking for my new friends to help me stay on track.

Of course the need to stay on track is so I can reward myself with (justify) the purchase of a (some) Golding spindle(s)!

"May your hands be swift and your mind peaceful." - Evelyn M. Dugger

Happy Fiber!

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Comment by Nutty4Knitting on August 31, 2010 at 4:48pm
I'm going to knit on my husband's sweater today. We made a family trip to town (40 mi one way), so I won't be doing handwork until this evening. I would have done it in the van but I was working out a problem for someone else on KP. Oh, and I take one day off, so I only work the program 6 days a week, 2 days per category.
Comment by Knit4Many on August 31, 2010 at 4:01pm
So curious what was your thirty minute project today? I need to make a plan for my UFO's and stick to it.
Comment by HavetoomuchYarn on August 31, 2010 at 7:47am
Thank you for speaking so well of your husbands. I know there are wonderful men but hearing the spouses praise them is special. Rekindles my faith the beauty in partenerships!
♥L who knows the same if true for women who also need to behave in a way worthy of praise...
Comment by cherylbwaters on August 30, 2010 at 9:03pm
My DH is the same. He is too kind to me.
Comment by Nutty4Knitting on August 30, 2010 at 11:37am
If I asked, I'd probably get, "Whatever you want to do, Dear." Sometimes he's too accommodating. Yes, someone can be TOO accommodating.
Comment by cherylbwaters on August 30, 2010 at 11:34am
Well, does he want his socks or his sweater first? RRGG
Comment by Nutty4Knitting on August 30, 2010 at 10:29am
Cheryl, is that your lawyer brain or your enabler brain saying that? Whichever, I like it. May just do it! Except that the largest WIP is Huband's sweater, 3 yrs past due! :(((((
Comment by cherylbwaters on August 30, 2010 at 10:17am
I think a shawl for DD#7 should be an EttR before she steals #6's. But then that could be a substitute for something else to count towards a Golding. [Like substituted for the largest WIP. Then that largest WIP can go towards the next Golding.]
Comment by Amy Green on August 30, 2010 at 8:52am
Great plan! Maybe I need to do something like that too. I've got 3 prs of socks on the needles, 1 sweater, 1 of 2 fingerless gloves and a set of baby leg warmers, plus my pitiful attempts at spinning! LOL
Comment by Nutty4Knitting on August 30, 2010 at 8:45am
Righ! About Thursday....say the third week of October. =)

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