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Wow! You're getting lots accomplished and that must feel good. I recently re-arranged my house and purged some items because my tiny house was starting to feel cluttered. Well, you know where to throw that unwanted yarn. ;-)

Gorgeous sweater...Yellow Island.....

You will have no trouble finishing Wolf Hall or My Life in Middlemarch if you just read the first chapter of each - both fantastic books.

Well, I'm glad that Birch is in the pipeline - I don't recall your mentioning it before, but that picture has sold me on it. I do remember Starry Night, and that's a winner too. Good work!

Thank you for this post! I am so with you on this. Last year, I realized that all my UFOs weren't a pool of deliciously fresh possibilities, but a quagmire of indecision and guilt. So I vowed to only work on UFOs, but still considered it acceptable to stockpile materials and patterns for future projects, as long as I didn't work on them yet. This only led to a feeling of congestion (in my head, my lists, and my storage). My current solution: 3 knitting projects at a time (one portable, one UFO, one new), sewing by the week (for me one week, for DH or DD one week, for house one week) and spinning when I damn well feel like it. No new materials -- there will always be more yarn to knit, more fiber to spin, more fabric to sew, more fleece to wash.

I both respect and envy your determination to plow through things and deal with them. I'm afraid I'm pretty much a hopeless case at this point.

If you ever find the link to that article PLEASE send it along to us! How much angst and guilt and chaos we carry because of our WIPs....instead of the joy and beauty of our craft.

I am making slow progress on the plan to make my home a more lovely place. Have realized I can only organize to a certain limit. After this, I must eliminate the dross. Cherish the worthwhile.

May we all find the key to these things. And 'Knit on with confidence and hope through all crises!'

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