Sunday, July 03, 2011

Shadow WIP list

I assume that most people who read knitting blogs know about Ravelry, so you will know when I say that chronic starters like me have a "SHADOW WIP LIST." That group of started items that you don't put in your Ravelry notebook. I guess I think of these items as shameful starts that I don't want to admit to, like my inner critic is saying "you started another damn sweater? What about the 9 WIPs you have on your RAV notebook? Don't you care about them?" Damn I hate that voice (and why does it always sound like my ex-husband!!).

So here I am coming clean about the things I've started since I was going to start seaming this cute baby sweater for my friend's new granddaughter:

or this very simple dish towel that I wanted for my kitchen (only 20 rows to go!):

Well it's time to come clean ... over the past week I've started another pair of flip flop socks, Norah Gaughan's Kaiju from Vol. 1 in Origami, and a new design of my own with some Red Heart Eco Cotton Blend that I got at Hobby Lobby in Elmira.

Ok, I got that off my chest. Thanks for letting me share. Now to get back to that new design. More about that soon. :-)

Have a great weekend!! Sue


Lyn said...

Nothing wrong with WIPs, 'shadow' or otherwise (I love that description!)
I found that taking most of my WIPs (and I think there are maybe 35...) and changing them all to 'hibernating' has cleared my mind. It drops then to the bottom of your projects page, out of sight, out of mind. I on;y left active the 5 or 6 projects that I'm working on for Christmas. I'm hoping this will keep me focused!

Sue McNamara said...

Yes, Lyn, I hibernated a lot of my winter projects. I want to start bringing them back into the active status by August so I can actually wear them in the winter!!! :-)