Works In Progress

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.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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