Well, as of this morning, the Iditarod will be starting. And for a group on ravelry.com, that means the start of the Iknitarod. You pick a project, and work from the start of the Iditarod to the 'red lantern' (last finisher), to finish your project. I have participated for a couple years now, and had no real idea what to do for this one.
I normally knit a baby blanket, but had just finished one, so I really wasn't wild about starting another. Meh. I have a big blanket I am working on... That's allowed under the rules, but I know, even knitting 24/7, I won't finish in approximately 16 day (about the length of the race...).
Then I realized, I haven't knit but 1 hat for the December 'stuff' that I do. One lonely hat. It needs some friends... Yep, there is the project! So, I will be exclusively knitting hatty things for the next few days. I will keep a little record in the corner of the blog, I won't be competing for anything- but seeing how many I can finish. Any guesses? (If it helps, I knit a hat in about 4-6 hours, depending on size. I also don't knit much about 2 days a week. WHY does this remind me of a word problem in math???)
I hope to have at least 20 by the end, but I am not going to be upset if it is more, or less. Well, if I only get ONE finished, I might be upset, but really, the way I knit, I would hope I could get more than that... And this will get me going, as I like to knit. But hats... Not as much.
Also, I finally decided to join the A to Z for April. I have a couple ideas for themes, one is "retro", the other "blessings", I might even come up with another by the start. Who knows?
I even put the letters on my personal calendar, so I would keep track of which what I write on for each day. You'd think I'd know my ABC's by now, but keeping myself from writing a Q on a P day or something is a probability. I have been known to do silly things like that.
I just had a notice I sent out for a group, which promptly was responded to with panicked "THE DATE IS WRONG!" So, I sent out a change of date, correcting the boo boo. I am learning to double, triple check things.
But I still screw up.
Go figure... ; )