As promised, I’ve sorted through my knitting and pulled out all my WIPs. Well…not all of them. I have to be honest, there are some projects squirreled away in plastic bins shoved in the back of my closet because I can’t bear to think about them. One – I have about 3/4 of a baby blanket hidden away. I started it for the birth of my niece, who turned 2 in January. I should also mention that I’m expecting a third niece or nephew in September. Two – I have one kneesock from the first SnB book completed, but I ran out of yarn and am not motivated enough to track down the acrylic sock yarn I used, which I’m sure is discontinued by now. Three – I have not one but TWO scrap crochet afghans started. I felt very thrifty starting them, using up little bits and bobs of yarn. My enthusiasm has since waned.
So, let’s say I pulled out all the WIPs I realistically will finish and use. Here they are:
From the top, going clockwise:
- Branching Out in Blue Sky Dyed Cotton, Aloe colorway, started Summer 06
- Hexacomb Cardigan, started in March 08
- Thuja, also started in March 08
- Toe Up Socks, started Dec 07
- Juno Regina, started March 08
- Ms Marigold, started Summer 06
I’m just realizing that I forgot to include the Composed Mitts in my picture.
7. Composed Mitts, started Jan 08.
Let’s discuss the most absurd WIP of the bunch: Ms. Marigold. I love this sweater. Easy knit, cute color, fits me great. I knit the whole thing during the summer of 2006, and stopped when I’d crocheted one little ruffly sleeve. I couldn’t decide if I like it better with or sans ruffles, so I set it aside to think about it for a day or two. Then a week or two. Hell, why not give it a year or two? Gotta ensure you make the right decision. All that’s left to do is frog the ruffles, sew in the ends, and block. I will do this!!!
I can’t face myself in the mirror if I don’t.
I’m going to be crossing things off my list in the coming weeks. I want to get excited about new knitting (and maybe get some new yarn) but I can’t while these WIP demons are haunting me. I must be very stern and disciplined. I’m off to work on the mate to Thuja, which I think I can finish this weekend.