It’s rather hot to knit so I have just renamed the two knitting projects beside me WNIPS – adding a ‘NOT’ to the WORKS IN PROGRESS acronym. You see, I stalled with one a while ago when I got to a tricky part. I then started a simple new project in cotton, hoping simple and quick would mean I could wear it this summer – oh no chance – it grew and it grew and it grew until I realised the raglan shaping meant it would only fit a chimpanzee with very long arms so it’s been RIPPED right back to a pile of balls. For me, this is actually pretty good, being as it is not a UFO for the next few months or years – to unravel and add it to the STABLE is actually better than rediscovering it in a bag or a drawer later.*
I have managed to do a little more machine sewing, so the mini pile of blue piecing for a quilt top has grown. I shall pop photos up another day. I hadn’t realised just how many squares I needed to make a cover for a single sized bed so it is a longer project than anticipated but I haven’t ‘redesigned’ it yet and I haven’t decided to make a cushion instead (ie. cheating!).
I hope others are crafting more efficiently than me !
As a key for those who don’t know:
WIP – Works in progress
RIPPING or FROGGING – undoing a yarn project making ripping or frogging sounds as you do it !
UFO – Unfinished Object
STABLE – Stash beyond life expectancy