I’m not sure if I’m alone in this, but whenever I finish a major project I always have a difficult time deciding what to work on next. Oh, it’s not like I don’t have a whole pile of things to work on. There’s Baby Man’s birth sampler (he’s very nearly 2 and a half, so I’m not that far behind), Christmas Treasures by Victoria Sampler which is also for Baby Man and for which I got the box just yesterday, TW’s new Miniature Spring Sampler, etc., etc. I mean, seriously, I have upwards of 40 projects actually started and over 50 more that are all ready to go.
I think I need to prioritize what I want to do. First, there is Christmas Treasures for the box for Baby Man, but that has a lot of speciality stitches, so it needs to be for a night when I can sit quietly and think while I am stitching. There is also the design I am doing for an exchange. That is fairly straightforward stitching, and a good project for most of the time. I’d also like to get going again on Kitchen Blessing for my husband (although my sister-in-law hated it because it wasn’t the proper Chinese red and gold). That design is now a lot of one colour stitching all around the border.
I think three projects is a good amount to focus on. I should be able to keep going and not get too bored with any of them. Of course, there is that Mill Hill Halloween ornament I really want to work on too… See, that’s how it starts, and the next thing you know, I have 40 more projects started. Argh!
My other issue is that Elann, an online yarn shop, has a sale on one of the yarns I really love. They are selling Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton for 60% off! That is amazing, trust me. Rowan yarn is expensive mainly because of the name, but any way you look at it, $4/ball for organic DK weight cotton is an excellent price. The problem? My overflowing stash? No, are you kidding? It is the fact that I don’t know what to make with it! I’ve been poking around on Ravelry for ages, and nothing is jumping out at me. Right now I’m leaning towards this one (warning: link to pdf). Maybe I should just buy 12 or 13 balls and set it aside for later.