Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Work-In-Progress Wednesday: The List Goes On...

 I just checked Ravelry and counted 9 projects that I have labelled as WIP's.  (There are 4 more that are currently in that black hole known around Ravelry as "hibernating" . . . most of these will probably be frogged when I get around to it.)  I thought WIP Wednesday would be a good day to air out the list.

Here they are with links to their pattern pages.  I updated my own Ravelry links in the side bar.
1.  Ana Bandana by Perl Grey.  (I just need to weave in ends and block it.)  Finished  Oct. 20, 2010.

2.  Airy Scarf by Brenda Overstrom.  (I just need to weave in ends and block it.)  Finished Oct. 20, 2010.

3.  Emily Sweater by Jenny Watson.  (I just need to weave in ends, sew the side seams and sew on buttons.)  Finished  Oct. 22, 2010.

4.  Equinox Yoke Pullover by Michelle Rose Orne (I just need to weave in ends and sew seams but I'm not sure if/when that will happen.  This project is in limbo because I went ahead and knit this before I knew anything about color knitting; and I never knit a swatch so I am afraid to block it.  But I love, love, love the pattern, and if I end up frogging it, I will eventually re-knit it.)  Finished 11/19/10.

5.  Elizabeth Zimmermann's Green Sweater by Sunday Holm.  (This is one I am currently working on, and I am about 25% of the way along.)

6.  Fairly Easy Fair Isle by Kate Watson  (I'm half-way done, but I haven't worked on it in over a year.  But I refuse to label it as "hibernating" because my hibernation list is really my to-be-frogged list, and I do plan on finishing this one.)   Finished Feb. 11, 2011.

7.  Monkey by Cookie A.  (A pair of socks for myself, to be finished once my gift socks are done.) Finished  Nov. 7, 2010.

8.  Ribby Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns.  (I set this aside because I didn't feel like sewing in the zipper.  Now I've decided to add an I-cord with buttonholes, and I plan on finishing it soon.)  Finished Nov. 11, 2010.

9.  Stealth Project  (I can't say anymore but will show off the FO in a couple of weeks.)  Finished Sept. 30, 2010.

It is obvious that I enjoy knitting more than finishing!  The irony is that I made a similar list of 7 items over a year ago, with the hope of finishing or frogging them all before the last Stitches in Feb. 2010.  Out of the 7, I finished 3, sent 2 to the frog pile, and 2 of them are still on the WIP list above. 

I will say that even though I didn't reach my goal back then, I still think that making the list in the first place motivated me on the 3 projects that did get finished.  And besides, I have to remember that I finished quite a few other projects which were newly cast on since then. 

Sometime I will have to write a post about what makes an item go from "must cast on right now!", to "umm, yeah, maybe I'll finish that".  Meanwhile, what about you, how many WIP's do you have hanging around?

(P.S.  Be sure to check out some other WIPs by Ravelry Blog Hub members by visiting the links hosted by Tami's Amis.)


  1. Wow, you've got a bunch of lovely projects!

  2. That's quite a collection of WIPs! You have some beautiful stuff in there -- including the ribby cardi from my favorites list. So cute! I have 3 WIPs at the moment, and it's making me twitch. I'm totally a monogamous knitter. More about product than process for me, I guess.

  3. Your progress is on such a grand scale, I am getting a little dizzy...the good kind of dizzy of course. Kudos to you and thanks for the wonderful example you are setting. Diligence must be your middle name : )

  4. I was beginning to pick up on a theme... Just need to weave in ends... I am right there with you. Believe I suffer from crafter ADD and the only treatment of course is more fiber fondling!

  5. Dina, I was about to say the same thing! You could knock off half those WIPs if you weave in some ends and block them! I love all your projects and encourage you to finish them soon!

  6. OK, half those you can't really count as WIP, because you have no knitting left on them! I think you can bang out knitting on buttons and knitting in ends and get them all listed as FO's for Friday! :-)

  7. Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I knew that putting the list up would help me get motivated to get the finishing work done. I've already started and at least 2-3 will be ready for FO Friday!

  8. Haha, I'm a bit of a serial cast-on-er too! Most of these seem just about finished though!

    I absolutely love your Equinox Yoke Pullover, it's gorgeous! The colours you've used are beautiful. I look forward to seeing it completely finished :)

  9. Wow 9 WIPs! And quite a few of them are large projects. I'm inspired. I agree with the others above. I'm sure you can weave in ends and finish off quite a few of those projects in no time. Good luck! I love the Equinox. The color work on it looks great.