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With Fat Tuesday on the horizon...

Louise here...

I was knitting with some friends last Friday and was thinking that Lent must be coming up pretty soon – I’m possibly the least religious person I know, so to be honest, what I was really thinking about were paczkis (that’s probably not the correct plural, but it’s the only polish word I know) and whether anyone would bring some to the office on Tuesday, etc…

There really is a knitting connection here, stick with me. Thoughts of Mardi Gras, Paczky Day, etc lead me to think about Lent and the Christian tradition of giving something up during the days leading up to Easter. Whether or not one practices a particular faith isn’t the point – it’s that good ol’ puritan ethic that “deprivation builds character”. So in the spirit of things I decided that I could benefit from a little deprivation. Here it is folks –

I resolve not to cast on any new projects until April 8th. Until then I will only work on finishing my in-progress projects.

I’m hoping that in the next six weeks or so, I can finish everything. I tried to make a list from memory – 11 items in all, ranging from baby booties to a complicated cable & eyelet sweater. There may be more forgotten projects that I’ll discover once I start digging.

So is anyone else game to do this with me?


Katy said…
Now, this IS a challenge! What a great idea, Louise! It figures that I just stopped to pick up another skein on the way home to finish a project! Does it count that I have not yet cast on the project, but have the yarn, needles, and pattern sitting out and ready to go? (In my mind, I already started it!) Whoa, I'm giving this considerable thought...especially since I gave up dark chocolate a while back.
Tanya said…
I'm in. Joanie is too, she WILL NOT, absolutely WILL NOT begin any new knitting projects until after Easter. . .
Anonymous said…
Count me in too....I have about 20 unfinished projects that I am hiding from my husband...sally

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