Well, the Super Secret Project is going much slower than I anticipated. Mostly because I make a mistake every single time I sit down to sew on it. It's like this project doesn't want to be done. Argh! To take a little mini-micro break I started another project.
You know the old adage about April showers bringing May flowers? This year those showers are also bringing. . . Christmas. Yep, Christmas. You see, I realized the last couple of years that deciding in October to only give handmade gifts for the holidays isn't really working. Especially since I would usually decide to knit 12 pairs of mens' socks. Starting in November. Totally possible, right? Maybe, but not for me. So this year I want to be more on the ball. I have all my materials purchased (I hope) for Christmas gifts this year. I made my list, checked it twice and now I'm ready to work.
My plan is to knit several (like 6) pairs of socks and make some handbag/wallet combos and a few other little gems. I think it's reasonable to knit one pair of socks and sew 2-3 small projects a month. That should have me done around Thanksgiving. Possibly. Probably. If I stay on the ball. I'm hoping that by posting my progress here I'll be more accountable, if only to myself.
The first Christmas project on my list is a pair of socks for my father-in-law. Aaron chose the yarn from my stash last night and I wound and divided my balls. I'm using the Java pattern from Knitty and knitting two-at-a-time. Now when I get frustrated working on the Super Secret Project I can do a few rows on these socks until I calm down. Like now.