Two posts in one day. Overkill, right?
First of all, I got a hair cut:
But I am not so vain that I would blog about my new bangs. Although I do like them.
No no, I blog today about a much more serious assunto: project procrastination. In my reentry to civilian life post-mission, I have taken up the daunting task of cleaning out my room. Since the mission, I have become merciless with any and all forms of junk or trash, or sentimental knickknacks that keep me from letting go of the past. In my rummaging, I ran across some relics of long-forgotten projects. Presently, I can positively identify three unfinished projects that still, after YEARS, continue to lurk in the corners and dark places of my bedroom.
Sidelined Project #1: The blue baby blanket.
Okay, to be fair, the blue baby blanket, hereafter BBB, is not actually procrastinated. Yet. Although it has all the potential to be yet another eternal project. It's my first attempt at knitting in a really long time. Only once did I try to knit a scarf, using only the knit stitch, and I never got very far, so I'm not sure if that even counts. I've upgraded to purling as well, so the squares have a nice sweater look to them and a good stretch. I've finished two squares, 6"x6". Supposedly. I've been counting stitches and rows but there are no promises here. Should be cute. But as I said, tomorrow it might be backburnered because of...
Sidelined Project #2: The large denim quilt.
Here's the deal with large denim quilt, hereafter LDQ. LDQ has a little bit of a messy history... I started to make it for an ex-boyfriend who wanted to be a lawyer. For any quilters, the pattern is called "courthouse steps." Anyone think I'm pathetic yet? Anyway, this boy hasn't been in the picture for a long time, and therefore LDQ has sat under the bench in my room for... years. I pulled it out today with the intention of giving it the chuck, thinking that it hadn't turned out very well and that emotional ties would ruin the quilt for me. But I pulled it out today, and ya know, it's pretty cute! So cute that I thought, "To heck with what's-his-name, this quilt is great. And I'm going to finish for ME." Yeah, girl power. I had already cut the next set of pieces for each square, so I'm well on my way to finish this quilt. Well, not finish any time soon. Someday. I started this thing in 2005 so what's the rush, right?
Interestingly, though, what has become my first priority of abandoned projects is...
Sidelined Project #3: The ancient baby quilt.
Just how old is it, you ask? Well, Mom cut the pieces for the quilt a loooong time ago. I would conservatively estimate 12 years ago. I sewed the squares and tied the whole thing (white flannel backing and thin batting) back in 2003. Started hand quilting the squares in 2004. It's probably 60% done, then it needs binding. So I want to finish this sucker too. My handstitching is pretty pitiful. But a baby won't care, right?
So that's what I did today. I'm on a mission to finish these projects! Deadline: 2015.