I suppose I could also call this post "Not knitting things you're supposed to be knitting". Or maybe I could call it "One too many things to knit." How about "I knew this would all turn on me one day."
First, I'm having a blast with this whole new world of design. I've just had a second pattern proposal accepted, and the yarn should be en route pretty soon. I will almost certainly not get it before Christmas. That's just as well, and leads me to my second point.
I have officially taken on one project too many!! I ought to feel terribly guilty, because projects that should be done are not being done in favour of other projects which really need to be done. I haven't knit on my mother's sweater all month. Instead, I've been worried about another project deadline that's been rapidly approaching. Now I have test knitters working on this other project for me (God bless free test knitters who knit for your because they love you). But I still need to get the project itself finished so that I can photograph it for the pattern. No one wants to knit a pictureless pattern. How will you know what you are knitting?
So where is the one-project too many? A set of dishclothes that I really want to weave for my mother in law because she asked for them last year and weaving is so relaxing when your knitting makes you crazy. Maybe I can do two for her for Mother's day 2011. They are just a weekend project. But I just don't think I can handle having them done for Christmas.
Let's just forget about the spinning for now, and I'm officially dropping out of the Phat Fiber boxes. I just have way too much on my plate to try keep my fingers in all the pies.
I'm starting to doubt my theory that knitting is good therapy for people with ADD.