I am still knitting the Franco's Muffler pattern from Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: Debbie's Favorites.
I am still working on.... a lot of things.
This isn't my usual start-itis, which is probably a real thing recognized by crafters and Doc McStuffins alike. We're very much a Doc McStuffins household right now, and we're also a household in very real danger of being completely overtaken by my WIPs. This is such a serious problem that I considered piling all of my projects together for the cheap purpose of a photo op and then I got embarrassed by the sheer volume of not-follow-throughness. I swear, I really know how to diagnose 'em now!
So I'm trying to clean out my stash of projects. You may have noticed my attempts to wrap a few things here and there. Some of my projects are hanging around because they're large or time-consuming, but some are just being neglected because it's more fun to try something new. So now I'm going through my projects and figuring out what I want to finish up and what I want to just write off. It's like trying to clean out your stash and you put all your yarn out in front of you, only I'm talking about my works-in-progress on the Internet.
I know, I know. I'm questioning this logic myself. But it's nice to have a plan, and I'm hoping reviewing my posts about my projects will be helpful.
And then all of the sudden, I just didn't want to anymore. I don't have very many hexagons crocheted up, so I'm just going to throw these squares into the 'maybe I'll do a yarnbombing sometime' pile where my failed projects go. If I do make this pattern someday, I'll probably use some different yarn. It's Caron's Simply Soft yarn, and I think something that feels more substantial would work better.
Sadly for this poor attempt at the crocheted Baby Surprise Jacket, I was also using some Caron Simply Soft. And I don't remember what size I was making. And my nephew probably outgrew this before warm weather got here AND before I ever got to the sleeve increases. So this will be unraveled. Goodbye, little jacket! We'll try this again soon!
They're based on the Colorful Circles pattern from Baby Afghans, and I'm starting to wonder why I'm taking multi-color patterns and making them yellow. Anyway, the gray squares have almost all been used up and the yellow ones are resting comfortably. I'll make some more in the next month or so and then I'll have another baby blanket!
This little bookmark is from Thread Bookmarks. I liked it when I got started, but then I realized it's a bit beyond my skill set. So it's gone. I'm going to make a pattern from Thread Bookmarks that's a little more at my level, and I'm going to make it very soon because I still want to mail it off to my mamaw for Mother's Day.
But I'm obviously in no rush because Christmas is still a little ways off. Awesome!
The Ripples of Joy attempt from Baby Afghans is getting frogged. I wasn't actually crocheting the Ripples of Joy pattern! I was doing my increases wrong even though I've made this once before. I don't know what happened and I don't care. Crocheting this in one color would have been boring anyway, and I'm starting to creep myself out with my near-pathological tendency to take a beautifully colorful pattern and turn it yellow. (Please someone stop me from making a yellow Christmas stocking if it comes to that.)
And finally, the Mitered Eyelet Blanket from Baby Blankets Made with the Knook. I'm actually knitting it. I'm about two-thirds of the way through with the seaming and then I'll weave in a hundred or so ends. And then! My daughter will have her blanket!
Okay! (Dusts off hands.) So I have two blankets to finish, and only one is urgent. I have a scarf and a bookmark to look forward to. And I'm scrapping four projects and using the yarn for something more fun. Now that I've culled things out a bit, I'm more excited diving into my remaining WIPs and getting them out my hooks and needles and into the hands of people who will love them. Hooray!
How do you sift through your unfinished projects? Do you pull them all out and stare at them? Do you have a list that you like to consult? Do you wait until you can't bear to think of all the piled-up attempts and then you swear off crafting for a while? I'm just asking for a friend.