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Of Deadlines and Sock Knitting

When it comes to my knitting I’m big on self-imposed deadlines. I generally set a deadline any time I start a new project and I usually stick to it pretty closely. I might have to revise a little but it helps me to stay focused on my current projects and I get a great sense of satisfaction every time I finish something on time.

The original deadline on my current pair of socks was 3/31. That came and went.

The revised deadline was Easter Sunday. That came and went.

The current deadline is tomorrow, 4/13.

Unless a sock knitting miracle occurs, I have a feeling I’m going to be revising that deadline, too.

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  1. I’m knitting a pair of socks as a thank you/ Mother’s Day gift for my mom. The thank you part is because she is going to spend a week with us after I have my baby. I am due in two weeks…. I’ve never been good with deadlines but I am trying REALLY hard to meet this one!

  2. Hmmm…if that’s sock #1 I think your right. Love the pattern and color so they are worthy of deadline revision. The deadline for my current project is pretty murky. I’m knitting a bunting for my new grandchild. I’m 80% done and baby is due in 3 weeks.

  3. Sometimes I work on deadline, but I find for me that deadlines increase my desire to be working on other projects. Not so useful that.

  4. Are those Monkeys? I just started a pair. I find deadlines highly overrated, myself. Which is why I get distracted by the new and shiny all the time.

  5. I think it’s good to set deadlines for yourself. I also think it’s good to know which ones are flexible. . . and which ones are not. Nice socks — even if not quite on schedule! πŸ™‚

  6. I never thought of setting deadlines with my knitting, but perhaps I should. Maybe I would get things finished sooner. πŸ™‚

    Pretty socks though!

  7. In the meantime, you’ve knit a shawl and who knows how many other things! Lack of knitting progress is in the air…you should see how my knitting is floundering. It’s sad.

  8. Deadlines bring out the passive aggressive side of me; “Deadlines? I don’t need no stinkin’ deadlines!” I wish it weren’t the case. I struggle with productivity. YOU, on the other hand, get an amazing amount of EVERYTHING done. I’ve been marveling at how quickly your Beach Glass is moving along. You’ll get those socks done soon!

  9. They look great so far πŸ™‚

    Have you found that knitting time is scarce these days? I find that we are either entertaining or I am just too damn tired to knit at the end of the day. I have also been side tracked by a computer project I was working on.

  10. Unfortunately, I’m more like Jill than Carole! My rationale is “knitting is something I do for fun. I have enough deadlines in my job.”. One problem, I’m retired! Lol

  11. I’m all about To-Do lists and deadlines, but I usually write everything in pencil. Obviously, you’ve been very busy with other things!!

  12. I attempted to surrender the battle of knitting deadlines last year…I’ve been mostly successful and I find I enjoy the process so much more if I let the knitting just happen. but it’s tough. I am VERY motivated by deadlines and checking off things as they’re finished. those socks are pretty… but socks = LOTS of stitches πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Carole! Stopping by for the first time and so enjoyed perusing many of your posts! Lots of great things shared here. I especially like the knitting projects.

    Fun visiting!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  14. Hi Carole! I have been enjoying your blog! I luv the yarn you are using for the socks. I just started knitting two socks at the same time! So, forget about a deadline for me! haha!
    I am doing a pair for my son and a cabled socks for daughter.

    Can’t wait to see your finished socks!
    Knittingly, Carole

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