So yesterday I was patiently waiting (alright looking out the window for the mail truck every five minutes)for my Knitpicks yarn. While I waited I went through my UFOs and decided to work on the one that was closest to completion. But since Bird's sweater merely needs buttons sewn on and I haven't bough buttons yet, I moved on to Hopeful.
I used to keep very detailed notes concerning what I was knitting. I used to keep track of pattern modifications and where I was in the pattern. Then I went through a phase of knitting monogamy. I would knit only one project to completion. I didn't need such detailed notes because I could keep track of things from one day to the next. Life was sweet. (this phase of knitting monogamy occurred when I knit Pork Chops socks, then Bird's socks with no cheating on the side). So after successfully knitting two pairs of socks with no real notes or interruptions I got cocky. I gave into my knitting slut and began flitting from half finished project to half finished project. And I didn't leave a paper trail.
I spent ten minutes staring at my Hopeful trying to decide what I was doing. I remembered that I had made the modifications on length (I didn't make this mistake again). But eventually I ended up ripping out the bodice and reknitting it (I only had an inch of the right side on the bodice). I decided to knit in the round to the armscye. Then I knit the left and right front at the same time. I made some stupid mistakes, too obvious to mention (why prove my stupidity). I haven't decided if I'm going to keep it the way it is or rip and redo. I think leaving it would be fine, I'm just so anal I haven't decided if I can live with the imperfection. But I've got the front and half of the upper back finished.
Then I got the mail. Knitpicks never fails me. I think I called Thursday, and I got my squishy envelope of joy yesterday evening. In addition to the final ball of Andean Silk (my inner freak is wondering if I should have ordered two) I received some sock yarn (just black) and this
Isn't it so girly and pretty. I'm going to make this. I can hardly wait, but I gotta finish my current projects first. I must finish my corset, and hopeful, I must not cast on, I need to buy new needles for this project anyways, must resist urge. Who am I kidding. I'll post pictures of my shawl progress tomorrow.