|Hats 13 - 17 out of 52|
It's week 13 and my current hat count is 17 out of 52 finished and the 18th hat is on the needles. I'd hoped to get a few more hats knit this month but... My diagonal striped blanket has been receiving most of my attention.
I'm a little, tiny bit worried about meeting the 52 hats knit in a year goal although I know it's way too early to seriously panic. It's just that work will be going full time soon and full time means 60 - 70 hours a week. And instead of the park closing after Halloween, this year's season lasts through December 30th. In other words, my knitting time is about to be Greatly reduced. I'd been on a pretty good schedule of starting a hat on Monday & finishing it by Thursday without much effort but March.... March's hats seemed to drag on and I had to consciously force myself to work on them.
The hat knitting is dragging because all I want to do is knit on the blanket. It's such a mindless, relaxing project, I change yarns constantly, and I'm making a pretty good dent in the scrap yarn pile. With all that going for it, I'm finding it extremely difficult to put down the blanket and pick up a hat.
But, like I said, I'm not too terribly worried. I made myself a handy tracker and I get to color in a box each time I finish a hat. I do love to color in boxes so I'm still motivated. And no, the box colors have no meaning. I've just been trying to use up some of the 40-gazillion pens that I have laying around. "Finishing" a pen (using it until the ink runs dry) is another weird obsession of mine.
Okay, you folks know Way too much about me!
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