WIP clear out

Starting WIP count: 7

Having decided it would be good to go into 2019 with as clear a WIP list as possible, I had a good hard look at the list and made some decisions.

WIP 1: lacy scarf

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This has been sitting in my WIP drawer for several months. And by several months I mean over a year. I’m clearly not feeling it, so I frogged the whole thing and caked the yarn so it’s ready for a more enthusing project.

WIP 2: Knitted blanket

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This has also been lying around for months (although not as long as the scarf) waiting for me to add a third colour. But, being realistic, it’s a charity blanket for cats; they don’t care how many colours it has. So I cast off and packaged it up ready to go to the cat shelter this weekend.

WIP 3: Roses for Grandma.

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This one stays. I’ve collected everything into one project bag so I have a better idea of my progress and I don’t have to hunt around for the right yarn every time I come back to it.

WIP 4: Furls crochet-along skirt

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I’m still dithering over this one, it may yet be frogged and abandoned. It just takes so many tiny stitches to get around my hips!

WIP 5: Mittens

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These should be finished by tomorrow so I can cross them off too.

WIP 6: Sunrise Scarf

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This one’s a Christmas present so will be finished before 2019 rolls around.

WIP 7: dragon

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My dragon is now a drake. I gave up on the wings and stuffed the parts so now it just needs sewing together.

Final WIP count by new year: 2 (possibly 1 if I bin the skirt).

That’s a clean enough slate for me! Of course I’m making a few Christmas presents this year so the count will go up again before it comes down, but I’m confident that I can slide into 2019 with only a couple of projects on the go.

Which will leave me with tons of space on the WIP list to start exciting new projects! Hooray!

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WIP Wednesday 25.07.18

Current WIP count: 5

The sun has been playing hide and seek in Glasgow so I’ve been able to work on my knitted blanket this week. It’s good to get back to it, but it’s not the most stimulating make in the world.

I’ve also made a start on the mini octopom for my friend’s baby.

Just think of all the things I can make between now and December. This baby is going to be so spoilt!

With my WIP list down to just five items I’m having strong urges to start something new, something a bit more challenging. I’ve had a thought for a blanket I’d like to make, but my skills are not up to designing it myself yet so I need to find a pattern that matches my idea closely enough. Time for a Ravelry dive I think. I’m looking for something involving roses, if anyone knows of a good pattern!

What’s everyone else working on? Are you having a good week? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 04.07.18

Current WIP count: 6

Ooooh I’m so close I can almost taste it!

There are decreases every few rounds now so it’s getting faster and faster as I go. Isn’t it great when that happens.

I’ve been trying it on periodically so I don’t have a replay of the crochet top, and so far I’m loving it. This is definitely going to get some serious wear once it’s finished (and the heat wave goes away).

And that’s all I’ve done this week. It’s too hot to work on the blanket, and my left hand is a little too sore for amigurumi so the dragon is still in bits waiting for some horns and a wing. They’ll get there eventually.

What’s everyone else working on this week? Have you managed to get your yarn out into the sunshine? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 20.06.18

Current WIP count: 6

First of all, how on earth is it the 20th already? I swear time started sprinting in April and hasn’t taken a walk break yet.

It’s been a busy, busy 7 days so I haven’t done very much this week. Last night I got some time to myself and made a proper start on my amigurumi dragon, somewhat hindered by having to start the tummy section 5 times. Curse those fiddly little stitches.

My knitted blanket is ticking along, I’m just about finished with the white section and I’m getting ready to introduce the blue.

I’ve also done a grand total of about 20 stitches on my Tunisian jumper. I miss the days when it was portable.

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This Saturday should be an easy one and my plan is to make some real progress with my jumper. I think I’m dithering because it’s nearly time to attach the sleeves and I’m worried about messing it up, but the only way out is through so it’s time to just get on with it!

What’s everyone else working on this week? Got any tips for overcoming the crafting fear? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Thursday, because I’m rubbish

Current WIP count: 6

This week I’ve been plodding along with my knitted blanket. I got to the end of my purple yarn and decided to go with white next for some contrast.

I think the third (and probably final) colour will be dark blue. Like a negative sandwich.

A couple of weeks ago I finally met up with a friend I haven’t seen for ages and she gave me a birthday present:

Everything in here is suuuuuuper cute, but as soon as I saw the dragon I knew that was the one for me.

I’ve not got very far yet due to much frogging (don’t crochet tired!), but it’s amigurumi in my favourite colour, I know it’ll turn out super cute eventually, and I don’t have a specific deadline so I’m just enjoying the process.

How’s everyone doing this week?

Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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