I wanted to start a new project yesterday. 24 hours later I might be able to actually begin. If you are like me you impulse buy those pretty single skeins of fingering weight yarn. They are REALLY hard to resist. I walk out with at least one every single time I visit a yarn store. Every. Single. Time!
So I open the fingering weight bin and narrow down the yarn choices to three...then two...then finally select the one I want to use. OK, now what to make? A quick search on Ravelry just leads me down the rabbit hole and the next thing I know I have added 10 patterns to my favorites, added another 5 to my queue, marked a dozen or so to remember and compare and it's been 3 hours with no pattern selected. Sigh.
So I wind the yarn to avoid making a pattern decision. Unfortunately I wind at a work table right next to a huge display of fabrics. Oh look! That fabric is a perfect match. Yippee! Must make a project bag.
Two hours go by while I search for the perfect lining. Can't make a decision.
I guess before I can start knitting I really need to clear space next to both the upstairs and downstairs knitting chairs. I move a few projects into timeout. Get some handspun into the bath and thwacked and hung to dry. Yes, I know I am just moving things from one place to another and I'm no closer to starting an actual knitting project. Give up and go to bed.
Fast forward to the next day. Make a final decision on a project. OK, so I narrowed it down to 2 and printed out both of them. Don't judge.
Make a decision on the bag lining and size of the bag. Add the yarn to my stash on Ravelry. Make the matching project bag.
I now have the yarn caked, the pattern(s) selected, a coordinating project bag. And instead of knitting I'm writing a blog entry. At least my needle collection is organized so gathering my tools will be easy. Maybe.