I'm about half way through her pod-casts now and somewhere around number 9 she (Grace) talks about giving yarn away and the freeing feeling it gave her. She also talked a bit about finishing WIP (works in progress) and how working through that emotional baggage was freeing as well. (Do you sense a theme here...freedom!)
All this talk about WIP's motivated me to cull through my WIP bin and have some serious conversations with myself. I have divided all WIP's into two basic categories with some variations on a theme.
1. Frog: (rip the knitting out) and make something else with the yarn, or give yarn away.
2. Finish: Finish knitting the darn thing.
First up the Frog list. Some of these are so far gone they did not even get a photo. They were just too pathetic. These would include my 'never gonna happen' make up your mind tank.
Next Up, the finish category...look out, it's longer...
|The red disc will be the back to the pink.|
The blue will need a back made
|This was one of the first patterns I ever did knit!|
|This just needs to be seamed and|
stuffed with dried lavender.
|These just need to have the|
tails woven in.
|Part of one arm, buttons and blocking. |
The baby I originally planned this for is almost 2.
|Maybe these just need different|
buttons, or maybe the whole
project is a flop.
|Single mitten syndrome, and missing a lace weight liner.|
They might be too shallow, so may need to fix that too.
This next project is a group of swatches for the Master Hand knitter course which I have started and not finished- twice. I'm still undecided if I will carry on. I know Ana from Toil and Trouble is working on her certification now and seeing all her work makes the perfectionist in me squeal with delight.
|These swatches were knit with Plymouth|
Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash Solids
The last two items to share are WIP's but not languishing ones. They should be finished up stat!
|A pebble vest cast on in July 2014. Instead of|
selling/donating the yarn I will give this
knitted vest to charity.
|Migee: Originally cast on in Miami Fl in May, it was |
frogged and restarted sometime in June.