Need to assess a few things:
First, some of the M.F.K.s need to happen more badly than the others, for one of two reasons: 1. fresh babies are getting squeezed into the world continuously or 2. I saddled myself with a favor (aka. boring side project) agreed to months'n'months ago, but procrastinated (aka. tried to spare myself for as long as possible).
Second, every project I have lined up lacks two very essential things - creativity and planning; I may have creative ideas, but I don't plan them well - or even worse, I have a plan, but its not creative. Right now, I've got a sock cuff which doesn't fit, the start of a sleeve which definitely doesn't fit, and am wonderin' if the body of the pullover will have a wonky shape... Fail to plan, plan to fail.
Third, the whole 'fail to plan' thing is screwing up more than just my knitting. Ouch.
So here's the M.F.K. list:
- Baby blanket for a kid arriving first week of January (fun times)
- Hat for a friend (the new kid's father - also fun times)
- 4 pairs of minuture mittens (gag!) as a favor (they are gonna owe me Big Time for this one...)
and at this point, I'm realizing the stuff I had hoped to finish by now is getting relegated to the bottom of the list... (depression).
- EZ seamless Hybrid pullover (done with the body, but not sure of fit/shaping)
- a classic Rowan pullover or cardigan (got the yarn/not even gauged yet)
- tri-color vest (got the yarn/no plan)
- green socks (do-over!)
- thick winter socks (easy)
Jotting down a few rules while I'm at it wouldn't hurt, either; worked in Zombieland!
Rule #1: Cardigans.
Rule #2: Guage Matters.
Rule #3: Fail to plan, plan to fail.
Rule #4: If it doesn't fit, you must unknit.
Rule #5: Do the sleeves first.
Okay, time to start knockin' out the M.F.K.in' list.