Cleaning Out the Queue

I know you were wondering what all that yarn was for yesterday.

Well, I cleaned out my Ravelry Queue. I like to use it as a list of things that I am actually going to knit, but I often get carried away. It does tend to get cluttered up with things that I would love to knit but know that I probably never will. From time to time I like to pare it down to reality, as in “I can (and will) knit all these things this year”.

The yarn that I showed you yesterday is for the first seven items in my queue. Yarn for the eighth and ninth item came yesterday in the mail. Items 10 and on are still a kind of dream and I will probably run out of days this year. If I still like them next year, I guess they might have a chance.

I feel really good about this. I have a list of knits that I want to make and a box of yarn with which to make them.

So, how do you use your Ravelry Queue?

6 thoughts on “Cleaning Out the Queue

  1. My Ravelry Queue…….oh how I love and hate thee! I use it for things I would like to knit, have the ability to knit, really like, or already have a pattern for.

    It’s kind of a “long term” thing though there are things that were on my queue that I have made and some things on my queue that I’ve made repeatedly (though I’ve probably not made project pages – usually dishcloths).


    I should make it a little more realistic…

    • I just looked at your queue and you aren’t kidding! 🙂 That would make me crazy, but I guess it would be a self-imposed stress, since I don’t know that there are any Queue Police charging through the doors of unproductive knitters – “Don’t you cast on that sock, Lady! You’ve got over 500 projects in your queue and THAT AIN’T ONE OF ‘EM!” 🙂

      But really, I use my “favorites” as the catch all of patterns that I like and might come back to someday. 🙂

  2. I want to make saffron for my girls too, but they all want whirligigs! I bought the whirligig pattern, but I still want to make a Saffron. Please post lots of pics when you do it, cute ones especially, to convince my daughters that they *need* one!

    • I love the Whirligig. I have knit it so many times that I think I could do it without the pattern, now. 🙂 It is fast, cute, and totally satisfying. But I will be sure to let you know about Saffron, too. 🙂

      • Those are all good qualifications (fast, cute and satisfying), maybe it will grow on me. Would you recommend changing the front to 2×2 ribbing, like you did, the first time? I’m allergic to frogging.

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