This has happened to me in a big way. There's a long list of things that I SHOULD be doing- all of which aren't being done because I am so excited about what I'm knitting at the moment.
I ended up getting the Argyle blanket off the needles earlier than I had planned. (Remember, according to my schedule I had to cast it off on Nov 15- I was well ahead of it.) And so, without a blocking board to immediately advance to the next step, I decided to draw up my plans for the mystery project for Christmas. Those plans came quicker than I had thought and soon enough I was casting on.
After I cast on, the blocking board showed up- but I could not tear myself away from the project. I was a woman obsessed. SO obsessed- that I can now report that I am nearly already half done! I'm sorry that I cannot share photos here- it must remain a mystery until after it has been gifted for Christmas. For those of you curious you can check out the mystery project on my Ravelry page, if you're a member. (Thankfully, the recipient is not.)
The problem with Mystery projects is that they make for really boring blog posts because I can't show you anything! So, instead, I shall satiate you with a pic of my child who is now 2. (2!! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!??) (Another reason why blog posting has been less of a priority- sorry!)
Lest you worry that I will be wholly consumed by this project, I've made a deal with myself that this blob here:
needs to be put on the blocking board today before I can knit any more on the mystery project. This blanket still has a Nov 30 deadline. But I'm hoping that by setting boundaries with myself and forcing me to block before doing anything else, (blocking is necessary before I add the dreaded crochet border) I can satiate my need to knit the mystery project and also my personal goal of getting the blanket done before December.
I'm sorry that this has become a rather mysterious place for the next little while. Again, Ravelry members can sneak a peek over there- but I'd like to surprise the intended recipient and I risk that person reading it here. SO- enjoy the mystery. (AND OH- think of the awesome "reveal" blog posts after Christmas!!)