focus friday. the yarn and knitting edition.

…this month, continuing my new to-do list habit, I’ve started putting one chore on the list each week. this week it was “clean my yarn room” and it was planned for thursday.

the good news is that, with a little help, I finished it.

I have (re-)confirmed that despite a concerted effort to knit from stash (I’m counting two finished projects and two works-in-progress for 2011 from stash) I still have a lot of yarn to knit (which is good news if you are marc, and bad news if you are me, or theresa 🙂

this is the yarn stash I have out in the open

but I was surprised to find (well, once I’d cleaned up!) an entire shelf of hibernating projects – aka “works-in-progress”.

…and what I keep behind closed doors

really, this shouldn’t be a surprise to me since I’ve logged every single one of them into ravelry as “hibernating”. but oh my, are there really that many??!

and I keep my active projects – of which ravelry reports there are four – in project bags. I realized I had a problem when I couldn’t remember what one of those bags contained.

it was that lakedale shawl. yep, I’d forgotten about it.

too bad I don’t count knitting as a chore…then I could devote a whole afternoon (or two?) next week working on the backlog. but no, I’m going to stay honest (and focused!) and clean out my desk instead. I can’t imagine what I’ll find…but I doubt it will be as good as lots (and lots!!) of yarn….