Knitting Snowball

Recently, I have been super focused on getting our personal finances in order. I want to make sure we are being smart with our money for the long term. Through all of my research, I keep hearing this term “Debt Snowball. ” Essentially, you begin paying small debts first then move to large ones. Think like a snowball headed down a mountainside. Yesterday it struck me that I don’t need to snowball my money, but I do need to snowball my knitting.

There are a lot of WIPs going on in Casa de Whit. So much so that I needed to take a hard look at myself and commit to finishing some projects before even thinking of casting on one more item. So far I have 7 WIPs that range from sewing in ends to partially complete.

This is so unlike me. I am a pretty monogamist knitter. I like to keep focused and get the finished object (aka I am a product knitter). Nevertheless, I just can’t keep focus on a single item lately. I start something and then *poof* my attention has gone elsewhere. So a dedicated plan is in order. The first step of my knitting snowball is to list all of my “debts” from ‘almost there’ to ‘needs some TLC’. Here we go:

  1. Unnamed design hat- add pompon ( I am working on samples for a design I am trying to publish)
  2. Big Flax Sweater- I am making Christmas sweaters. My husband’s has been approved by him in terms of fit and needs the ends woven in.
  3. Hoi An Top- When it came to making the icords for the arm holes I stalled. So I have an armhole, neckline, and ends to weave in.
  4. Medium Flax Sweater- My sweater has 1/3 of a sleeve and ends that need weaving in.
  5. Unnamed design baby hat- I got inspired by a colorwork mosaic and had to dig in. This project is 50% there.
  6. Sweet Lady Blue – This chunky sweater is so close. I have one sleeve left and I am making 3/4 sleeves due to limited yarn.
  7. Vanilla Socks- I bought a ball of Cascade Heritage Prints this past July and embarked on some toe up vanilla socks. I am trying to think of something a little spicier than 2×2 ribbing for the leg section.

Okay step one done! Tomorrow’s mission is… make a pompon and take some photos. Easy enough right?

Until Next Time,

-Whit-

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6 thoughts on “Knitting Snowball

  1. I’m just the opposite. I usually have multiple projects going but I’m being extremely focused on a fairly easy baby blanket. I plan to do the rest of the layette for this person but thus far have only scouted patterns on Ravelry. I probably have a perfectly good pattern in my pattern stash so I’ll undoubtedly use one. I prefer print over iPad for knitting so I’m free to be doing other things on my devices. Also with all the yarn I got in England and in my stash I don’t have any gray in thinner yarn. This person is not finding out the baby’s gender till birth so she want gray and I’m mixing yellow and white. I’m itching to start things on my England haul so it’s totally nerve wracking for me. The blanket is nearly finished and baby isn’t due till Christmas so I think you’ve inspired me to cast on some socks today! Lol

  2. Totally doable! I try really hard to stick to one thing until I’m done. Yet I still have a huge pile of almost done sewing projects next to my machine haha! I love that mosaic pattern on the baby hat!

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