This is definitely one of those posts that I’m almost ashamed to write. I have to write it though as I promised CelineDay-Jardinz that I would share her shame and post the WIP lurking in the WIP Graveyard in my house…
I have a couple of other genuine WIP projects, which I am working on actively at the moment, but I’m not going to share these. This is a post about those WIP that have been stuffed in the bottom of a basket and forgotten about!
Interestingly, as I look through this, I see that all of these were started last year! I hope that means I’m getting better at completing my work!!
Lets start with the Knitting WIP (Crochet WIP to follow!)
Exhibit 1 (m’lud)
What is it?: This is supposed to be a Knitted Lace Scarf. Its in a lovely soft yarn and I love the colour, its like chocolate! However, it languishes at the bottom of my WIP basket for some unknown reason.
Pattern: Comfort Cowl
Started: January 2016
My excuse for not finishing: It has a 12 line repeat (from what I remember!) and so I think it needed more concentration than I wanted to give something for a while.
Plan: It is supposed to be longer, but I think I may finish it here (its 65cm), call it a cowl, not a scarf and sew the ends together, block and wear it!
Target: To be completed in September 2017
What is it?: This is another cowl, this time in a lace-weight yarn (I can’t remember which one!)
Pattern: Winter Infinity Scarf
Started: March 2016
My excuse for not finishing: Although I’m using the yarn the pattern suggests, its just not turning out looking as nice as the pattern.
Plan: Frog it! The yarn is nice but this pattern isn’t for me, shame as the one in the pattern looks so nice!!
Target: Frogged in September 2017
What is it?: This is the start of a lace-weight cardigan, using Malabrigo yarn (which i love!!)
Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan
Started: April 2016
My excuse for not finishing: I decided at the time that although I liked the feel and weight of the yarn, I didn’t like the variegation. However, going back to it now I’m not sure why! I do like it again!
Plan: Think a bit more about whether I like it enough to keep going. If I do then get it on a WIP-to-Wear plan!
Target: This is one to consider in 2018 I think!! Am I allowed to re-stash a WIP?
What is it?: An almost complete pair of socks in Malabrigo Worsted Yarn
Pattern: No Pattern – just making it up as I go along!
Started: November 2016
My excuse for not finishing: I just got bored? I think I was Christmas knitting and it got lost in the hurry to get things done!
Plan: I only have a few centimeters to go. Even I can manage that! I will probably sew some elastic in the cuffs (i find socks always fall down otherwise!) and wear them to keep my tootsies warm this winter!
Target: This will be completed in October 2017
What is it?: This will (at some point) be a raglan cardigan
Pattern: Staring at stars
Started: October 2016
My excuse for not finishing: I’m not sure I like the way it is turning out so far. I’m not sure why to be honest!!
Plan: This is another one that I’m going to re-stash for the moment and ponder further whether I like it enough to continue!
Target: Another one for consideration in 2018!
What is it?: This is a pair of gloves. I made a pair for my Mum last Christmas and part-made myself a pair. As you can see I only have the fingers on one glove to finish off!
Started: September 2016
My excuse for not finishing: Again, I think I was Christmas knitting and just didn’t get round to it, then it was spring and who needs gloves in spring??
Plan: Complete by November 2017…arget!
What is it?: This is a little one-winged birdy
Pattern: Benji Bluebird
Started: December 2016
My excuse for not finishing: I didn’t like the way the eyes worked and as it was so simple, I started again with a new benjy!
Plan: I’m sure for the sake of the poor little bird flying in circles for the rest of his life I can finish off his other wing.
Target: October 2017
So I have shared by shame! I have to say, having shared it, I’m actually feeling re-invigorated, at least I now know (and have a plan!) for everything in my Knitting WIP Graveyard!
I promise to post updates about how I’m getting on with my commitment to reduce by WIP!
Do you have any knitting WIP shame you need to get off your chest? or are you completely strict at not starting a new project before you finish the last one (you lucky lucky person if you are that good!!)