Wednesday, June 1, 2016

not so much knitting - but planting and reading

I feel a bit like a broken record as of late.  I don't seem to be doing a whole lot of knitting, but I am reading a lot and my knitting time has been replaced by gardening.  


Now that the garden is mostly in I am hoping to sit down and sketch out my ideas for knitting for the rest of the year.  I know that if I don't have a plan for my knitting, the weeks will continue to pass me by without actually making any progress on anything, and instead it will be Christmas, I will have 4 dishcloths made and that will be it!



How do you plan for your projects?  Do you make a list for the whole year, or do you take it on a project by project basis?

Yesterday was a beautiful day, and I thought that it would be lovely to sit outside and knit while the kids played.  Of course, I totally forgot that Lucy is just 19 months, and is not so good at staying right in the yard to play.  No, she would prefer running down the street to Nana's house.  So, I put down the knitting needles and ran around with the kids instead.



It is a season!  I know this, and I am enjoying every minute of it, but it does seem to make my knitting and reading posts a little less interesting!


On the reading front, I am still reading the books I talked about last week, but I also decided to read Animal Vegetable Miracle again.  I am enjoying it as much as I have all the other times I have read it.  It reminds my how much of a passion for local living, eating, being that I have.

Do you have any fun projects you are working on this week?

27 comments:

  1. My sunflower seeds are sprouting, now I just have to keep them watered! I am in the same boat.lots of gardening and less knitting!

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  2. Thats a good idea to make a knitting plan! I just knit/crochet what I feel like at the time but i like the idea of a plan.

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  3. I would love to be able to say that I plan out my knitting or crochet or any of it ahead of time, but that'd be a lie. I normally just want to work on something, find a pattern, and go. If I have to think about it too hard, it's not fun any more!
    This week, though, isn't fun at all - I'm trying to catch up on filing. Err, catch up on the past year of bills that come in the mail that I've let the Mister just shove onto his shelf. Which is, sure, my fault for not keeping up on it, but we hardly get any mail and it's fine...then thinking that we have to move soon, and pack up all of this stuff...I don't want to move anything any more complicated-ly than I have to! xD

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  4. I do some planning so that I gifts ready, but that's about it. I like to knit whatever I feel like knitting. My job as a teacher is very regimented, so I think I need freedom when I get home!

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  5. I feel like your post is a reflection of me. I love to Knit, but when the warmer months kicked in I basically put the knitting needles aside and opted for some gardening. :)

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  6. I do projects on a case by case basis. I wish I was able to plan out stuff that far in advance, but I don't have my act together enough to plan out more than one at a time LOL.

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  7. I try to do seasonal planning but usually end up winging it by whatever catches my interest/attention at the time, lol. Which is terrible because then I miss out on other stuff.

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  8. Nothing wrong with that at all. I've found that I've been reading a lot more lately myself but instead of gardening I've been crafting. Just do what makes you happy.

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  9. No plan! I fly by the seat of my pants!! Then get upset with myself for not planning!

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  10. I like that you have made a plan and your reading choice is different, I like that you promote local living. At the moment my project will be when I move house and I redecorate it and make it my own.

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  11. Maybe you can enjoy some knitting time while enjoying the garden. Then you'd have the best of both worlds.

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  12. I really don't do 'projects' on the norm, so no I don't plan. If I feel like doing something - I do it when I have time. Same with new recipes.

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  13. Son just planted a few vegetables in hope of growing his own vegetables. He is so excited.

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  14. Oh yes, the growing season. All I seem to grow are weeds. Must try a bit harder.

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  15. No fun projects for me this week. Unless you count my yoga teacher training weekend. It's the last training weekend and then we're off to a yoga retreat. Yay!!

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  16. I've started winging projects. It seems every time I plan a project something else takes my attention away. So, I keep a running list and get to them when I can.

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  17. Summer definitely brings a whole new variety of projects!

    I don't really plan my knitting, but I've only just recently ventured further than dishcloths. :)

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  18. My daughter's sunflowers are growing like absolute crazy! I need to get my tomato starts in the ground today.

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  19. I do like to plan. I am in a group on Rav called the year of projects and we plan out what we want to achieve during the year. My plans change constantly, but I like to have a overview.

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  20. I did some gardening too at the weekend. I'm a planner for sure, I have everything on my phone app.

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  21. I'm not working on any projects per se. I had a fun weekend with about 20 of our friends last weekend. This weekend, I plan on having a fun weekend with my husband and visiting another bourbon distillery, so we can complete the whole trail!

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  22. Oh, I love the Irises. They are one of my favorite flowers.

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  23. I love my planner I use it to stay organised and jot down any plans or projects I have or have to work on. I love putting time aside to write, decorate my planner, blog, draw among other things.

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  24. I got no knitting done last winter. I did get the bag brought up from the basement, sat it by my chair, then took it back down. I don't usually plan more than making a list...

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  25. I'm actually taking it slow right now... it's sort of a blissful thing! lol! Though I can't wait to start some new projects!

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  26. I am doing lots of gardening and I have just started to teach myself to crochet. I am a knitter and I love this time of year!

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  27. I plan everything -- right now I have in my planner different things to do before the baby comes!

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