I'm Gonna Have To Set My WIPs Aside
My Works In Progress
How many works in progress do you have right now?
On any given day I normally have around 4 to 5. I know. That is on the low end. I used to have more like 10 going on at a time. I soon realized that I wanted to be a knitter that finished projects. So, I changed the way I handled my yarn.
I have heard people say that have around 45- 50.
Isn't that crazy? Not unless it was you then my hats are off.
When I start a project, I can see myself wearing it. The end goal is my north. As long as I can maintain that then knitting of it comes easily.
So, at this moment, I only have 2 WIPs going on. They both use sock weight yarn and the knitting is tedious. After knitting the Golden Hour Shawl (by Andrea Mowry) that used worsted weight, I want to have another worsted weight project that knits up super fast and is fun.
This weekend I cruised around the Interweb and came across some crop top cardigans that had a lot of color work. They were gorgeous, but guess what? They were knit using sock weight yarn.
Am I going to have to create my own project?
I found some of my hand spun yarn that I did many years ago. They had a project attached to it, but I got as far as spinning. (Both below are bulky weight yarn)
Then I found a hand spun project that I started 10 years ago. The cables are gorgeous, but it called for worsted weight yarn and it wasn't turning out as I expected.
I think it's time to frog this and make something great with my hand spun.
I thought about using some of my mill spun Coopworth yarn, but I think it will be fun knitting up a crop top with loads of colorwork with my hand spun yarn.
My goals is to:
- Use up my hand spun, so I can spin up more (hence, using my stash)
- Make it a crop top cardigan
- Create a lot of easy colorwork patterns
- Have also layers of texture
- Write up a pattern (try my best)
- Get it knit up in 2 weeks
LOL! Is this goal accomplishable?