Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Think I Have Crafting ADD

I just did a count on how many Works in Progress (WIPs) I have. I really am starting to think I have Crafting ADD. I can't settle on any one thing. List of projects are as follows:

1) The Tetris Blanket: Not a majorly important one to finish, but I still have to keep up with all the blocks that I have finished and the pattern. And because the blocks are usually only using a partial skein, I have that 1/2 or 3/4 of a skein sitting around staring at me.

2) The Speedy Baby Blanket (the name is a lie): It's a three-stranded blanket that I'm making to eventually sell, but Anna is going to get to use the prototype for a while to see how well it holds up to her. The directions said I could finish it in an evening or two. That was three weeks ago. I still have a long way to go.

3) The Bag Bag: This is a personal design, so it's taking a while. I keep having to frog and redo. It's a bag holder for all those plastic shopping bags that I get.

4) The Enjoyable Ribbed Scarf: It was enjoyable the first three times I started on it. This last time (after Anna liberated all my needles from their projects) has really been wearing on me. I tried to slip the needle back in and continue, but with all the Yarn Overs, I was unable to get the pattern back. It's getting there, but it's the one project I have going right now that I really have to focus on because it has a definite pattern repeat, so it's hard to get good quiet time to work on it.

5) The Practice Sock: It's been ripped back to the beginning a few times as well, with Anna's Needle Liberation Movement, and then the ribbing not fitting over my ankle, but it's getting there. I'm going to try to get more done on it here shortly since both of the kids are sleeping.

6) The Felted Bag: This is actually a secret project--not because it's intended for a reader, but because Sam said if he saw me working on one more new project without finishing up the others, he wasn't going to buy me anymore I work on this one when he isn't home and hide it. It's coming along nicely. I'm hoping the colors felt up a lot. I'm not really enjoying the colorway, but it may look better felted. It's my first felted project, so if it doesn't work like it should, it's not really a loss for me since I hate the colorway.

7) About ten random projects that need their ends woven in. I know, I know, I should really weave them in when they are done so I won't have a huge pile to dread, but I just don't want to. My tapestry needle is a cheapy plastic one, and the cat has been chewing on the end, so it'll fray my yarn if I try to use it. Planning to buy a few new ones soon.

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