Sunni, of A Fashionable Stitch, recently posted about "craft monogamy", and the idea that concentrating on one thing at a time is the best way to be productive. I do see the logic in that, and I wish I was the kind of person who could see one project through to the end before starting another.
But I'm not. Instead I have a few projects on the go. I don't feel stressed, overwhelmed or guilty about this. But I do feel quite slovenly, as my projects do have a tendency to take over. And of course it takes much longer to finish each project.
So here are my current WIPs.
Cabernet Raglan pullover
I started this in October. I knit slowly and it's an easy pattern, but I'm quite pleased at how quickly it's coming together. There was a 2-week hiatus (I had the flu, and then needed to buy some DPNs for the sleeves), but I'm back on track. Just the sleeves and collar to do.
I started this in February. It took me an afternoon assemble the quilt top. And not much longer to get it all basted together and ready to quilt. I started hand quilting it in late March, and I'm still quilting it. Hand quilting takes an eternity! And I'm not even doing anything fancy. Mind, I did ignore this for most of the summer months. But now it's a perfect project for cold evenings in front of the telly.
I cut the pieces out in March, when I made my third Tova. My intention was to get a production line going and sew them both together, but I didn't think at the time that I'd be using different coloured thread. So I just held off sewing it up, then forgot all about it, and recently rediscovered it when tidying up.
Grainline Moss Mini skirt
As you can see, very early stages: all the pieces have been cut out. I've been doing this incrementally: 15 minutes a day à la Tilly's post. I've been trying (even pre-Tilly's post), with varying degrees of success, to get through all my WIPs by giving them each 15-20 minutes a day. It sometimes feels a bit like speed-dating, but much less awkward, tedious or soul-destroying.
Sunny Little Clouds shawl
Because I clearly don't have enough to keep me busy, I cast on this shawl last week. I only knit it in bed, however, while listening to an audiobook. It's very easy, and best of all, yellow!
Well, why not? This project lives at the office, and I get between 15 and 30 minutes a day to work on it. I started it this week.
So there you have it: lots going on, and not much being completed. I do have an FO to share: I spent ages on it, it's lovely, but the buttons need to be adjusted (so technically another WIP). Maybe next week.
Have a lovely weekend, and keep warm!
ps, Boris the laptop is finally back! hoorah!
pps, If you want any more info on my knitting projects, the details are here on Ravelry.