I am a bit of a control freak just in case you haven't noticed yet. I like things clean and orderly. I can't go to sleep if my floors and counters are dirty. I like to get things done ahead of time. And because I am like this I am also a freak about lists. I LOVE lists, because I love crossing things off of them. I feel such a sense of accompaniment when I draw a line through a completed item on my list.
This past weekend I had to be a bit stern with myself on getting things done so I made my list up. Do two of four pending re-evaluations for work, check. Wipe down the area outside as we have trees spreading pollen everywhere, check. Finish my audiobook, Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky, great book by the way and there is knitting in it although it is not a book about knitting, that was just a bonus, check.
Work on my Lady Kina so Kathy B does not beat me to the finish. She just started hers, I have had mine on the needles for a while now. My goal was to cast off the sleeves, check.
Watch the Packers win, check!!!!!! We are a big Packer family here as my husband grew up in Wisconsin and much of his family still lives there. Knit and crochet during multiple football games, check.
I wanted to get at least six squares completed on my Crazy Granny Square Blanket, check. I finished square number eight last night while watching the Ohio State/Oregon game. It was a great game, I stayed up until the last two minutes of the game, that is late for me. Ohio State won, check! Sorry Oregon fans, it was a great game to watch if your son swims at Ohio State and you want them to win.
This pattern is really so easy. I love the simplicity of it, I can almost do it with my eyes closed so it is a great project to work on while chatting, watching TV, listening to a book, etc.
I had a minor injury to my shoulder on Saturday night while holding Little Buddy for 45 minutes at my neighbor's party. We ended up coming home after less than an hour because I was in a lot of pain. Once I got home and put him down, stretched my arm, took some Tylenol and put on my PJ's I suddenly realized I had several bonus hours of yarn time. I tried to take full advantage of it and was thrilled my shoulder did not hurt while I knit.
On the list was taking a walk on Saturday and enjoying the beauty surrounding me, check. This is what I see behind my neighbor's house. It is right on my side yard and the funny thing is they don't see it at all. All this beautiful color is a treat.
Seeing new leaves emerging from the trees already. It seems a bit early for this, usually they pop out closer to the end of the month. No walk for me on Sunday, see shoulder injury above.
The past two years I have kept a list of all the projects I have made, and all the yarn yardage I use. I don't have a set goal, I just find it fascinating to see what I have done at the end of the year. This year I am also keeping a list of all the books I read or listen to. I think that will be fun to see, too.
Now to be totally weird, I have even been known to add something to a list I have already completed and cross it off just to feel better about my accomplishments, and of course to remember I got it done. Are you a list maker, too?