In my last post about the Very Necessary Sweater (go to the linked post to get a link to this--free!--sweater pattern from Shannon ), I questioned if I could finish this knit and wear it by my birthday. I could, in theory, do that. In practice, however, I probably won't. I participated in Knitting Olympics last year. I did Sockapaloooza (and indeed was also a Sock Savior). I knit a couple of other things that absolutely positively needed to get done by a certain date, or else.
I enjoyed the intense bursts of knitting activity that each of those projects required, but I'm tired of deadlines. Therefore, I'm not giving myself a deadline in my own knitting. I'll surely get the knitting done by my birthday (and given that my car is marooned in ice at the moment, and that I have some major moving around to do this weekend, I'll have loads of subway knitting time) but I can guarantee that the finishing won't be happening by then. Maybe by the middle of next week I'll have an FO to share, but not by Monday.
I do care that this post lacks a photograph. I'm still learning the ways of SKDigiCam 2.0 (my new digital camera) and I have yet to determine when I should proactively plop the batteries in the charger. Somehow between yesterday and today the batteries went from being full to completely empty. And, uh, I gotta go to work, so I can't wait for them to charge before publishing this post.