I finished binding off the green shawl last night, and it's waiting for its chance to get blocked. I'm definitely relieved to get it done-there were some false finishes along the way, but I finally got it sorted and it's going to be a nice little shoulder warmer. And that's one WIP off the needles. I honestly have no idea when it will get blocked, and the pattern won't be ready for a while, so this might be the last I talk about it for a few weeks. It's okay, though, it will be back eventually.
Anemone's Shrowl is up next. There's about 20g of yarn left right there, so I think I'm in a pretty good place to get it done this week. That will be another thing off the needles, and Anemone will be home this weekend to get it. So it should work out perfectly. I'm actually a bit surprised by how much I've enjoyed knitting this-it's knit pretty much as a scarf, and then you throw in a couple of seams. Normally I hate scarves, but I really like the garter rib here. It's just some good, plain old knitting, that takes just enough counting to be interesting, but doesn't really require any attention. I do have to figure out where I'm going to block it-I'm afraid it might end up being too long for the futon.
I'm not feeling like I need to cast on something new right now, so I'm definitely taking advantage of that while it lasts. I have a couple of big things I want to start work on, but I want to feel like the old WIPs are at least under control. My vintage medallion shawl has been sitting around for ages, so I really want to get it finished this year, and my garter squish cuddle blanket is a huge stash eater, and I feel like a blanket takes up less space than a couple dozen balls of yarn. (I know that they technically do occupy the same area, but a blanket can be squished at the end of a bed or folded in a trunk. Yarn takes up stash space.)