Donna's Writings

12/29/2017

My Knitting Life #1

I’m getting ready for 2018, the year of finishing. My knitting journey next year is to finish all of my personal WIPs and UFOs plus my mother’s (because she’s not knitting presently). I guess the best way to get started with the finishing is to make a list of the projects that I have piled up in bags in my studio. Here’s a gallery.

Should I add these to Ravelry so you can follow along with my progress there? I have to check there as well, to see if there are any unfinished personal projects that are not where they belong in my studio.

I’m going to start with the two intarsia sweaters for myself and hope that I get them done quickly enough to wear both this winter. They’re bulky, so I think it’s possible.

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12 Comments
  1. I think this is a great idea. I have several UFO on the needles. Not as many as you😊 this is a great inspiration to follow you.. I will check out Ravelry

  2. Jacqueline conkling 01/07/2018 at 7:08 am Reply

    I think this is a great idea. I have several UFO on the needles. Not as many as you😊 this is a great inspiration to follow you.. I will check out Ravelry

  3. Louise in Baton Rouge 12/30/2017 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Donna, your 2018 goal looks to cover miles of stitching terrain, but I imagine you can simultaneously chat to vary the scenery. Have you considered using this opportunity to gather some family oral history? Many computers include speech transcription among their word processor’s features. Here you’ll find many tips, including sample questions https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/oral-history-interview-question-lists/#3
    Just don’t ask me how I know that a Louisiana State Trooper uncle sold liquor bottles out of his desk drawer.

    • Donna Druchunas

      Yes, my dad’s been telling me some really interesting stuff that I didn’t know. I also learned a lot from other family members over the past couple of years. I’ve sketched and made notes about the various stories in my journals. But I haven’t recorded anything. I don’t really like the idea of recording for some reason. I don’t know why.

      • Louise in Baton Rouge 01/01/2018 at 3:28 pm Reply

        Odd to say, but I’m one of those who don’t like the sound of my own recorded voice. Of course, computer dictation bypasses that. Too bad mine thinks I soliloquize about muffins (its word for “often.”)

        • Donna Druchunas

          I used to hate hearing my own voice and seeing myself on video but I don’t care any more. I’ve made enough audios and videos for production that it’s just part of the job now. I just feel uncomfortable recording conversations. I know a lot of people do it for research and stuff but that’s not the way I work.

  4. I would love to follow along and watch as you finish these. It might give me some hope of catching up on my own UFOs which I also hope to finish this year. My biggest problem is all the other crafts I also do. I keep getting sidetracked when my ADHD causes me to get bored with one craft and I switch to something different. I never seem to go back to the same project when I get back to knitting again.

    • Donna Druchunas

      I’ve let stuff sit before and come back to it. I do that with writing and drawing projects too. Sometimes a project just needs a break or I need to work on something else for a while, and then it’s fun again.

  5. It would be fun to watch the projects on Ravelry. Which will you tackle first?

    • Donna Druchunas

      I’m doing the Mary Maxim cardigan with the reindeer first. I got it out yesterday and sorted it out so I can start knitting tonight! It’s on Ravelry too. I will have to remember to blog AND update my project status with photos on Ravelry too.

  6. Kathleen Meggitt 12/29/2017 at 12:18 pm Reply

    I love the puzzle intarsia! My colors, and tesselated. Start on that one!

    I’m trying to do the same thing, but don’t have as many WIPs as you do! Lots of ideas, just never enough time.

    • Donna Druchunas

      I can’t wait to get back to that one. But I’m doing the Mary Maxim intarsia first because it’s a lot less intarsia and I need to ease myself back into it. :-D

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