Tuesday, April 2, 2013

WIP Wrangling - Success in early spring

Well I did it! Getting the Cranberry Bonnet off the needles on Sunday brought me down to five WIPs.

On March 5, I  had a whopping 9 projects on the needles! It definitely feels good to get that number down.

It's now April 2, and the five WIPs are:

Dave's Hero Socks - There's half a foot left, but how quickly they get done will be in direct correlation of how motivated I feel - they are not my favourite thing to work on.. but I'm so close!

The Silver Cardigan - This is just past the armpits - if I really concentrate on it, I could make some good progress. But with the impending move, I highly doubt it will be done before the end of the month.

The Empire Line Cardigan - I love this cardigan, but I just can't work up my love enough to actually work on it - and now with the warmer weather on this way, there's zero motivation. If I didn't love the design so darn much (anyone who knows me knows that this cardigan is just soooo me!) I'd probably just frog it. We'll let it sit for a while and see what happens.

Barn Blankie - I started another square this week, but there's no plans to have this puppy done anytime before December.

New shawl design - This is probably the project that is going to get the most work. Mom and I have been wanting to do another KAL and I'm toying with the idea of an all-shawl summer KAL - it would be awesome to have a new design out in time for the launch.

I will be casting on the Lady Cornwall shrug this month.

A coworker recently cleaned out her closet and gave me a bunch of barely worn clothes. A week later we were talking about summer dresses and the office, and she was lamenting that she had several she'd love to wear, but the skinny straps made them work-inappropriate. I offered to make her a shrug as a thank-you for the clothing. I've got two skeins of House Cat in Muddy Mudskipper drying right now.

All-in-all, this month shouldn't be too hard to keep the WIPs under control. I've got  pretty hectic schedule - this week alone I don't expect to have much time to knit. Tonight I'll be working on some art for a friends birthday present. Tomorrow I've got errands to run and writing to do for the magazines I write for. Thursday, I'll be visitng a friend who's in the hospital with a broken back (it sounds terrible - and it's not great - but after a long recovery, she'll be fine - no paralysis).

Friday may be the first chance to touch the needles. If the blog goes quiet for a bit, don't worry.. I'm still kickin!


Rachelle said...

Congratulations on the reduction in WIP's, it does make you feel better I've found.
I've got that shrug in my queue for next summer, look forward to seeing yours.
Hope your friend recovers well

Anonymous said...

That little shrug is adorable.

Sounds like you are making quite a bit of progress.

Araignee said...

I'm happy to see that I am not the only one with a pile of WIPs. Even so, warmer weather knitting always seems less frantic so for the moment, I am enjoying the clutter of yarny things-even though it could still be a bit warmer for my liking.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

You did great last month, but shouldn't you schedule some selfish knitting too? Lately you've been knitting for everyone else :)

Samantha said...

Wow, you're doing great!!! Keep up the good work ... but you know, get packing! LOL

I love the shrug. Super cute pattern. :) Also love hand me down barely worn clothes. :)

My WIP pile is growing again. Ack.