I have a bunch of stuff that I'm making or going to make that has an external deadline on it and needs working on. Plus I have a bunch of projects that I'd really like to get finished just so that they are done. So, I'm going to do a calendar run-down with deadlines and things to help keep track of what needs doing.
May 22-31: Finish enough garb that the hub and I each have an outfit to wear to the revel on the 31st.
-finish hemming bottom of chemise ASAP
-sew up seams of green tunic, teal gown and red gown on 24th with E's sewing machine
-hand-finish tunic and teal gown once machine sewing is done
-if time allows, apply trim to teal gown and cut out and assemble a pair of braies
ALSO work on mum's birthday present and the bedspread when not able to sew.
June 1: Camden Green Fair. Today I can work on anything I want, and may buy up to 100g of yarn providing I have a plan for it.
June 2-9: Cut out, hem and embroider handkerchiefs for Coronation. Keep working on mum's birthday present when not sewing.
June 10: Day trip to St Albans - birthday knitting on the train and in the purse.
June 11-17: hand finishing on red gown, repairs on red tunic, cut out blue court tunic for the hub, birthday knitting as and when, hopefully finished by June 18, swatching for silk gloves
June 18: pack before going on holiday, no needlework!
June 19-26: visiting mum, finishing up any remaining handsewing plus making blue court tunic and possibly pink gown, Socks on Vacation for SoS
June 27-29: Coronation - knitting silk gloves, maybe finishing some inside seams if I can be bothered.
June 30-July1: Bugger all. Two days off playing in London!
July 2-18: SoS will start properly for me at this point, since all the sewing will be done. Also knitting flag for the 198 Countries Peace Project
July19-31: SoS continues. Other priority project is the Swallowtail shawl
August 1-7: break from socks prior to the Knitting Olympics - will work on one of the Mission:Possible outstanding projects. Probably Interlocking Cables.
August 8-24: Knitting Olympics, during which I will attempt to knit an entire pair of Pomatomus socks in 17 days.
August 25-31: Interlocking Cables sweater and last few days of SoS
September 1-5: finish Interlocking Cables
September 6 - iKnit Day and the great wearing of the sweater to meet the Yarn Harlot herself! A small amount of stash enhancement is also permissable
September 7-10: anything I want to work on or cast on for
September 11-15: Raglan Ffair - silk gloves again
September 16-30: very little of anything, given that term starts and I will be exhausted from freshers.
October-December: finishing up as many WIPs as possible - ideally I'd like to start the New Year with no unfinished knitting, crocheting or sewing projects. NB sewing not embroidery - I'm ambitious, not clinically insane!