My Own New Year’s Resolutionon January 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm
I feel some sympathy for Adele as I settle in on my own Finishitis kick. While my bin of unfinished projects is nowhere near as bad as Adele’s (or some of our readers, it would seem!) , I still don’t like having all of these projects that I can’t wear or that are taking up needles I’d like to be using. Up until last year, I never let myself have more than three projects on the needles at any given time.
As of right now, my WIP isn’t too bad but it still isn’t where I’d like it to be. I currently have nine unfinished projects:
- A Quadrat sweater that goes in and out of hibernation frequently and has been ripped and restarted twice: once due to a gauge issue and again when I began losing weight and no longer fit my own measurements.
- Java Socks for my Father-In-Law that I have simply run out of yarn for.
- A lavender Ice Queen Cowl ( a gift to my Grandmother) that is running out of yarn and beads.
- One Watermelon baby sweater that simply needs some embroidered seeds and a black ribbon closing.
- A pair of Oomingmack slippers that I’ve misplaced the headpiece for and will need to reknit.
- Twisted Flower socks that needs ends woven in, and then needs to be blocked.
- An Evenstar shawl that has already been blocked (and even worn on occasion) but needs its ends woven in.
- Cubist socks, which I am currently working on.
- And a Maplewing shawl that I love knitting…although each row currently takes up to an hour to do.
Not too bad, overall, but these projects do take up a lot of space in my small apartment. Plus, I want to be able to start a new, guilt-free project without feeling bad about all of my abandoned WIP’s.
So I’m starting this week’s goal out small: I need to weave in ends on my Evenstar Shawl and Twisted flower socks. Perhaps I’ll embroider the Baby sweater too if I have the time. After I take pictures and post proof, I’m free to knit away on my current socks or shawl as much as my heart desires until next week.