Wednesday, December 19, 2007

WIP Wednesday

I need to get centered here. I have too many projects on the hooks and needles. At that same time I'm itching to start some new projects. It has to do with current project angst or it could also be finished project remorse, when I finished my daughters mittens. When I finish a project I feel elated and sad at the same time. I could go and work on my wips but there is something so much more exciting about starting something new.

I digress and need not digress as I have much to do.

So here's the list:

  • I started some fingerless gloves for myself last night using some Paton's SWS leftovers in my stash.
  • A thread book mark I can't find the pattern to finish so I may just need to wing it.
  • A thread skull motif that my son could sew to a bag or shirt or something. Only the ends need to be woven in. I hate weaving in ends.
  • A thread ornament just the last round needs doing.
  • The Delightful Doily in Simply Delightful by Patricia Kristoffersen. I started few weeks ago just because. It's a bit fussy though because I'm using #20 thread and a size 9 hook and I'm not used to working that small.
  • A granny babyghan for one of my nieces who is pregnant.
  • Another Suzanne Sweater from Cool Crochet by Melissa Leapman for dear daughter. I'm almost to the shaping on the fronts and back then plan to start on the sleeves.
  • Autumn Lace Pullover for me.
  • A pair of socks I frogged the cuff so I cna re-do it and it will fit better.
  • A totoro hat, I need to redo the ears they are to skinny.
  • I just frogged the toes of my second pair of knit socks that was too short so I can make them longer and wear them.
  • The Big Sack Sweater from the Stitch-N-Bitch Hand Book. I'm to the shaping of the shoulders of the back and want to cast for the front, there will be cables involved.

What do I want to do instead?

  • Start on another baby blanket so I can test a baby blanket I designed. I want make a bib to match so I would work on that too.
  • Go buy some lace yarn and start my first lace knit project.
  • Dye the yarn I spun and make something with it.
  • My son would like that I start him a hoodie and I'd like that too.
  • Spin some more yarn. I did dome some this weekend. So maybe that's another wip.
  • I've seen some really cute holiday patterns for ornaments and decorations that I've wanted to do too. I haven't made any crocheted snowflakes this winter, very sad.
This is just my fiber lists of to do. This doesn't count what's left to do for the holidays and the laundry that needs doing and the dishes that need washing. If you are curious you can see what I got done on my list yesterday, the things I finished are in bold.

Today there are errands and and errands to do. I better get to work. Nah, I think I'll have a cup of tea first.


  1. Dunno if you have a hoodie pattern picked out yet, but there are a couple of cute knit hoodies in Son of Stitch 'N Bitch.

    You've got an impressive list!

  2. Oh my Goodness! I don't think I could EVER have that many projects going at once. I get uncomfortable just having a few going at a time.

    It's usually just one, maybe two, three max.

    If it's a big project and I start getting bored, I'll go to a small pattern project, that lasts 'usually' three days max, if that.

    Then it's back to my main project again. I think I'm just afraid, that if I have that many going, I might not finish them.

    Very interesting list you got there though.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I don't have as many going as I used to. Right now I have about 5 wips. One has sat so long I just might pass it on to someone else to finish. The other is a pair of socks that's been lost in the shuffle of other projects but as soon as they are finished they will get done too. I have a shawl on the needles that's about 3/4 of the way done. A bag that needs just a wee bit of finishing and that's it. A blanket that is an ongoing project that will only be done when the blanket is as large as I want it to be. The blanket is goo TV knitting. So much less than the 12 that is above :P Some of those go frogged instead of completed :P Such is life.

  4. Yeh, I know what you mean.

    Seems you have your projects more under control now.

    Actually on second thought. I do have a crochet bag, I need to line/add zipper, I also want to line a baby afghan(hopefully).

    I guess I do have more going than I thought, I just consider the finished crochet project "finished" more or less when it's finished being "crocheted"(LOL).

    Made me smile about passing your project onto someone else to finish.

    Really enjoy reading your blog.