I mentioned UFOs or UnFinished Objects in a recent post. These are usually projects that have been sidelined due to lack of interest or something else taking precedence for the time being.
There is another category related to UFOs called WIP or Works In Progress. These projects are usually kept close at hand and the knitter/crocheter/weaver i.e. creative person will simply swap off from one project to the other until they are all finished.
Basically ALL of my projects except the Ten Stitch Blanket in wool yarn are UFOs since I have put what were WIP aside to work on the one project. However I have reclaimed one of the UFOs to become a WIP once more for a “Spring Cleaning WIP Finish” online event in one of my MeWe groups.
These type of events are often referred to as KALs (knit-a-longs) or CALs (crochet-a-longs). Some events combine all interests in that you just grab what you enjoy and try to get it finished in the allotted time. The Spring Cleaning WIP Finish is such an event and we will post photos of our progress during the month of May.
I will continue to work on the Ten Stitch Blanket but I will focus on finishing this cotton hand towel that I began last year and put back as a UFO.
It is not unusual for me to have a pair of socks, a scarf and maybe even a hat as current WIP all at one time. If I have a particularly large project that doesn’t travel well I will only work on that at home and have something smaller for take-along knitting when I am out of the house. These days Brad and I tend to go places together and I knit while he drives. However he has another shoulder surgery coming up next week so I will be the one driving for several weeks.
I enjoy the group events and usually had at least one that I participated in, sometimes more, when I was active on The Site That Shall Not Be Named. I miss the people I chatted with and the projects they shared. At least I can still do that with my MeWe group and a couple of groups on Gab.