I have so many works in progress-WIPs for short. Usually, I have at least 5, currently I have 8. This is not counting the projects that have been long forgotten. I am talking about the ones that have been stashed in a yarn bag or a box for at least a year. Ravelry uses the term “hibernating” for such projects. These are projects that I consider active projects. I will probably write a WIP post once a month.
I always have multiple knitting projects going on. Knitting is portable, and it’s easy to keep everything you need for a project in a “go” bag. I don’t like to leave the house without a knitting project, because you never know when you can work a few rows into your day.
- Long Term Project – I always have one project that takes forever, like a sweater or a shawl. Currently I am knitting Architexture by Jennifer Weissman: from Craftsy for a wonderful kindred spirit. I love this pattern. It’s done in Cloudborn Highland Fingering yarn. This yarn is absolutely gorgeous, and super tiny (so it’s gonna take a while). Unfortunately, the kit is no longer available*(UPDATE: The kit is available again!), but you can get the pattern from Ravelry and the yarn from Craftsy. I actually have to pay attention to follow this pattern, and I take breaks by working on some instant gratification projects.
- Instant Gratification Project – Sometimes you just want to finish a project. I like a quick knit because it makes me feel like I have accomplished something. Currently I am working on Carina Spencer’s Lucy hat. This pattern is adorable, and it knits up quickly. I love the woven band, and the retro cloche flap. I am using Lion Brand Wool Ease in Cranberry and Oxford Grey.
- Fingerless Mitts – I blame the blog for this one! I needed a photo for my post 10 Websites for Knitting and Crochet Patterns. This is one of my favorite free patterns-Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts. It is a delightful knit! I love the edging! I wanted it to match the Lucy hat so I am knitting the mitts in the Cranberry Lion Brand Wool Ease.
- Socks – There are numerous socks scattered about the house in various stages of completion. I’m always sneaking in a few rows while I am doing housework. I hardly ever finish a pair and have diagnosed myself with SSS – Single Sock Syndrome. I’m always starting new socks, because I like to see how the pattern knits up.
- Baby Gifts – Occasionally, I have to stop what I am doing and knit a baby gift. Like just now while working on this post I realized that I need to knit a baby gift before November. I have included it in this in this list even though I haven’t started it yet. Digging out the yarn is going to count as “in progress” for this one.
6. Pink Shawl – I always like to have a weaving project going on. Currently I have a pink shawl on my Kromski Harp. The yarn is Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball.
I currently have two spinning projects. I usually like to have one traditional type of yarn and one art yarn.
7. Purple Romney Wool – This Romney wool in a beautiful purple is from Catoctin Creek Farm. I am spinning it, and then plying it. I am spinning it on a Baynes Colonial spinning wheel, and plying it on a Spinolution Pollywog.
8. Thick and Thin Thread Plied Yarn – I am planning on dyeing this. I haven’t decided on which method I will be using yet. I am spinning this on a Spinolution Pollywog. This Blue Faced Leicester wool came from Little Barn. They have fabulous prices for unspun wool.