Friday, January 21, 2011

Parade of Shame

When I started knitting, I proudly proclaimed that I would only ever work on one project at a time. That lasted about a week. I decided that I need to do a progress update on all of my current WIPs in an effort to shame myself into finishing some of them.

I'll start with the oldest first. I started my Mystic Light shawl in October 2009. It was supposed to be my mom's christmas present that year. Eventually it was to become a mother's day present, then her birthday present, and then I just simply ignored it. I'm not even sure where I'm at or how much more work needs to be done on it.

Next up are my La Digitessa socks. The pattern was my Christmas present to myself in 2009. I'm 3/4 done with the first sock. Unfortunately, I tried to get it out last month and couldn't figure out where I was. My row counter did not jive with what the chart said, so there might be a mistake somewhere. I eventually gave up and finished my CPH instead.

My aragorn socks were supposed to be a birthday present for my friend Sarah. Her birthday is in March. I started them in Jan 2010. Sigh.

Next up is my Clapotis. Oh how I love this yarn (Malabrigo lace). Just getting it out to photograph it made me want to work on it. I started it on March 16, 2010. Hopefully I'll finish it some day.

I had such grand plans for my Geodesic cardigan. I even started a KAL group on Raverly and challenged Gnome to a duel. I am neglecting it because I'm kinda scared to do the tucks. I don't think they're hard to do, but I'm still hiding from it. I started it on June 1, 2010. I'm still ahead of Gnome, so technically I'm winning. :)

Finally, the youngest project. I agreed to knit some socks for the host team leader at church. I like them, and they're super easy, but I am easily distracted. Luckily, I've only had them OTN since Jan. 9, 2011, so I'm doing fairly well. I'm using some of the leftover yarn from my Ravelympics Blackberry cardigan, and I bought some grey swish DK to complement it.

I'm not a total lost cause though. I have an FO to show off! I just finished my Toe-Up Slip-Stitch Heel socks made from Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy. They're fraternal, but I still love them.

What am I going to do next? Cast on the Leaf Shawl, of course. Why change my habits now?


stephcuddles said...

Ooooh I love all your socks :) on a bit of a sock kick at the moment :D I recently did a WIP Wednesday that did everything I have on the needles, I still feel ashamed :D

Megan said...

We ALLL have some dead-in-the-water WIPs. At least you have the courage to gather yours and let them all see the light of day! I've lost count how many I have.

Beautiful socks! Every pair I've ever made has been fraternal. I kind of like them better that way. Really drives home the point that they're handmade :)

DragonSpice said...

Your projects are so beautiful!

I agree with Megan on the dead-in-the-water WIPs.

You're not the only one that usually works on more than one project at a time lol. Shawn has been very impressed with me because since I started my doily on Monday I haven't worked on anything else.

Alexis said...

I've been forcing myself to work on one project at a time for a while now, but I'm not finding it as satisfying as having several projects on the hooks at once! I do have a bunch of "hibernating" projects, including a scarf that was supposed to be for a friend's birthday 2 Octobers ago. (Oops!) Love your finished socks!