I have three containers in the guest room closet. One container is for holiday gifts that are done. (Done is defined as the knitting is complete but needs the ends woven in and possibly requires blocking, just FYI) One container is for projects for myself. And the final container is for charity projects.
Holiday gifts = 1 thing
My container = 2 scarves and 4 shawls
Charity container = 4 scarves and 3 washcloths
On the needles right now I currently have:
- a beaded lace cowl for myself
- a charity scarf (these are plain old garter stitch with a slipped first stitch)
- a charity washcloth (super basic garter diagonal thing)
- a shawl for a holiday gift
- a lace scarf for myself
I have the variety because I have different knitting moods. That beaded lace cowl is going to be amazing but it’s slow as fuck because of the beads. The holiday gift shawl is easy enough but it’s the sort of thing that you really need to have time to do a whole section at a time; way too easy to get lost if you don’t. The lace scarf for me is a very simple two-row repeat. The charity pieces are very simple and are perfect for when I want to knit but not think.
I also have some projects that involve beads and recycled jewelry. I just need some time and a bit of ambition.