Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Oh, the guilt!

I have a confession...

I have WIP guilt. I have so many things on the needles and I am starting to want to stuff them in the back of the closet to muffle their little cries of "Knit me!" Oh... wait... not quite. ;)

In an effort to come clean and maybe get some help (so, bug me about these WIPs once in a while!) I'm going to post them all today.

So here goes in kinda-chronological order from oldest:

1. The Ribbed Ribbon Tank

I bought this yarn on sale to make the Ribbon X Back from knitty, but when I swatched I discovered that even though the yarn was supposed to be the right gauge I really didn't like the fabric. I tried going down to smaller needles, but I didn't like all that seed stitch. I decided to design my own tank, and I was afraid I wouldn't have enough yarn. This one might just get ripped.

2. Elizabeth I

This one doesn't have a good story, I just don't often have the time alone and the attention to dedicate to the chart. It also seems to be MIA... I think I packed it "somewhere safe".

3. Hush Hush

I intended this to be a long-term project, and it is. Also the yarn is on a cone so it's not very portable.

4. Fun Blanket

Another one that was intended to be long-term. Actually just whenever I get bored I'll work on it, although I do want to get it finished by December.

5. Felted Bag

I guess I'm just not feeling the love - it's a rather boring project. Although I should just get it done with cuz there's not much left to do.

6. Canal du Midi (greenish)

I don't have a good excuse, except that I kept taking the needles out for other projects.

7. Test Knit (pictured above, brown)

These are recent so I don't need an excuse. :)

8. Hippy Crunchy

20 row lace chart. That's all I have to say.

9. Dishcloth

Now that is just pathetic!

10. Cherie

What was supposed to be mindless knitting has now scared me when I read about problems others were having with the pattern.

11. Cables

My cabled scarf. This project is for me, and I won't need it til next winter, hence no motivation. Also "somewhere safe".

12. Mystic Sea (tiny)

Socks started at sock camp, and I have had other more deadline-oriented items.

13. Lichen Rib (blue above)

These are actually progressing quite nicely.

P.S. There are actually two more scarves that I started in fits of boredom that have no intended recipient or purpose, so I'm not really counting those.

So, what do I intend to *do* about this? Well I am setting a goal to finish four of these items in May. Not just four items, cuz then I would just start and finish new stuff. It will probably help that I dragged them all out of their hiding places and now have them relatively organized and accessible.

Listening to: Miss Murder ~ A.F.I., Sweet Dreams ~ Marilyn Manson, Enjoy the Silence ~ Depeche Mode, Declarations of Faith ~ Zwan, 6 Underground ~ Sneaker Pimps, It Scares Me ~ Mesh

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Blogger Catherine said...

wow, you do have a lot of wips!! i haven't even heard or seen some of these!! goodness sake, if you bring the dishcloth next time, *i* will finish it!!

6:44 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

I say you just stop feeling guilty, and knti what makes you happy. If you're not happy with the finished project, or if you're not happy with the yarn, then just frog it and trade it away.

6:46 AM  
Blogger raeknits!_and_spins said...

OK you win! I didn't post a couple of wips that I have no intention of ever finishing... I had to be realistic!

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Zuma said...

No good feeling guilty about it. Just pick one project & work on it for a little while, the next day pick up a different project. As long as you don't start anything new (the big challenge!) you'll get through them all eventually. Enjoy the fact that you have a wide variety of projects from which to choose.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Cece said...

That's not tooo bad. I know people with over 30 WIPS. It's a hobby! Do what makes you happy!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

I usually pretend I don't have many WIPs and only post the ones I think I have a good chance of completing. Three cheers for bloggerly honesty!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could always be more...

1:11 PM  

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