04 February 2007

Awaiting Little Green Men

Just call my apartment Area 51. The UFOs are a-buzzing and replicating themselves as fast as Tribbles.*

In desparation, I brought in expert UFO managers Scully and Mulder for a consultation. They said the case was severe but they thought a two-pronged attack might tame the beasts.

1. Project Spectrum 2.0 to the rescue. Notice all the blue up there? So for the next two months, I'm going to focus my attack on the blue, grey and white projects in the basket(s). Trust me, there are many, many more blue, grey and white things waiting. Lolly kicked it off with my favorite colors so this should be an easy task to focus on this combo.

2. February Finishing: Since the Yarn Diet of '07 is working** I'm going to try to step it up a notch and not cast on any new projects until 1 March. We'll just ignore the fact that I cast on for a new hat last night and I'm itching for new socks on the needles. Before the month is out, I'm going to post something rare and mysterious around here: Finished Projects! I'm going to update my sidebar list of things on the needles as I find them and try for naked needles by March.

Projects Pictured: Amy Butler Sew-Along CD Organizer (the January project which still isn't finished!!); Baby hat for a nephew who came early and is going to be cold without some knitted love from his aunt; Clapotis that needs blocking; booties for baby feet; afghan for the Lone Knitter's charity collection; Fair Isle felted bag that's been waiting for a lining for, um, months and months

* I'm not much of a Star Trek fan but for some reason the little furrballs stuck in my head. I don't really remember watching the show, but I've heard that my dad used to be a huge fan, so huge in fact that the family story is that he left his own wedding reception in a hurry to get to the hotel… to watch Spock and Co. I really don’t want any more details about my parents’ honeymoon, but it's nice to get some evidence that Tivo has improved our lives at least in the romance department!

** I still haven't caved and bought yarn or new fabric, but whoa boy did I have my first challenge last week. The Knitting Guild brought in a speaker and the speaker brought in Koigu. Without even thinking, I was petting the yarn, looking for a colorway that I had to have. Thank goodness she focused on golds and greens, two colors that I'm not naturally drawn to. I was able to step back and talk myself down from the ledge before I pulled out the credit card. It's been a month since my Kaffe Fassett splurge and I think the cold is wearing down on my resolve. It's going to be a long, long time until those fall fiber festivals roll around!


marisa said...

Whoa! I didn't realize that I would need to dig out my tin foil hat--so many UFOs! Good luck :D

FairyGodKnitter said...

You can send Scully and Mulder over here when they're done at your place. I think I've got that first ring suburb infestation thing going on.
Stay warm!

Debby said...

You can do it!! I think PS is going to be such a big help for all of us finishing UFOs. I only have 2 at the moment, but they have been that way for a long time. Can't wait to get them out of the project bag!