I Shall Live By The Queue

I’m going to do it. I’m going to Live By The Queue for an entire year.

For a whole year I shall be a monogamous knitter. I will not flit from project to project like an over-excited child in a candy store. I will be disciplined. I will be productive.

I’ve thought long and hard about my queue. I’ve tried to include things I’ve always wanted to knit with new things that have caught my eye. I’ve used up quite a few of the yarns in my stash, while leaving a couple of purchasing opportunities to look forward to. I’ve balanced big projects with small.

1 Baby & Child Sophisticate FibraNatura Sensational
2 The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10 ply
3 Waikato Rugby Jumper for Ed Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 Ply
4 Baby Girl Fair Isle Cardigan Buy Yarn!
5 Snawpaws J C Rennie Unique Shetland
6 Snawheid J C Rennie Unique Shetland
7 Ursula Mittens Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
8 Ursula Cardigan Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
9 Avery Buy Yarn!
10 Hourglass Little Dipper Yarns Boötes – BFL Sock
11 How Cold Is It?  Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
12 Petal Bennett & Gregor Wirraworra
13 Dunkerton Sweet Little Dipper Yarns Boötes – BFL Sock
14 Fightin’ Words Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
15 Sombra habu bamboo

Keeping in mind Sharon‘s excellent suggestion concerning how discipline can err into rigidity, I’m going to instate two rules (yes, I’ve thought about this too much):

  1. If a project isn’t working, really just isn’t working, it can be frogged and the yarn returned to the stash. But I can’t use the yarn for another project; I must then go onto the next thing on the list.
  2. On July 1, I can review the queue.

Sub-objectives (yes, I’ve really thought about this too much):

  • finishing the first five projects to fit in with visits to or from New Zealand to reduce the risks of shipping
  • focus on finishing – all too often I knit something beautiful, only to muck it up by hurrying the finishing
  • knit down my stash – I like having a small stash in case I have to move.

My current stash is below:


With a few leftovers:


I don’t think I’ll get through all 15 projects, although I’ve already made a start – below is my progress on Snug Too!


2 thoughts on “I Shall Live By The Queue

  1. Kate Jordan says:

    It has to be in the order as displayed – there’s various deadlines and seasonal reasons. I think the Ursula cardigan should be about July – knitalong?

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