I'm in a yarn phase. And a new project phase. Hopefully I can get myself into a nice completion phase shortly and avoid getting buried in works in progress (WIPs).
I started slowly building up my Ravelry notebook this weekend, but it's going to take a good long time to fill in the stash and projects. I have to ask myself whether complete honesty about those to things is a good idea. Sure, it might help me to be more frugal, using existing stash and yarn from abandoned projects. But I'm not so sure that frugality is really the point. It's not that I'm rolling in the dough (more like rolling in the yarn!). Really it's about the entertainment I get from all these projects, the relationships I get to build with other knitters, and the pleasure of sharing the results, whether finished or not.
This week has been fairly productive in my knitting life. I made quick work of a Very Warm Hat (Elizabeth Zimmerman's pattern) for my sister. I'm nearing completion of the epic sweater for my dad (more on that later). I finished my first Yarn Harlot basic sock (knit-along here) and started the second. And I got pretty far along on the Hemlock Ring Doily Throw thanks to a late night binge-- I just love the pattern.
Soon I'll be heading to my hometown for a quick visit with my parents, and the ceremonious delivery of the epic sweater. With a couple of layovers, there should be a good bit of knitting done. Perhaps some finishing... or not.