A Summer to Finish Up
My husband will tell you I am a great starter… Which I admit… but I like to finish things as well. This summer is a time of finishing up: finish high school (does it count as my 4th time – once for me and three times for the kids?), finish the time where Craig and I have a child at home full-time, and ………finish a few “works in process.”
Honest, I like being a bit of an ADD knitter. A project interests me and I start, then something changes and I start something else. I need a difficult lace project for when I want to lose myself in the knitting, and a new design when I want to be creative, and several simple projects to knit while reading, in the car (not driving), and watching
My Ravelry Project page looks like I have 16 works in process (you don’t see everything in the screenshot above). The first 5 projects are 100% complete but not photographed – I don’t mark my projects finished until they are photographed – so there are actually only 11 wip projects.
In the screen shot above you can see that my Arrowhead Shawl by Steven West is 100% complete. Technically that is true, but when I blocked it I found a dropped stitch so I need to fix this – first I need to find the yarn or just tack it in with something close enough. I have had this on my Task List in my Outlook Exchange for a long time. The other 100% complete projects are really 100% complete.
I don’t mind having several projects going at once. For the most part I do finish things. My Ravelry Project page currently has 179 projects – 11 are wips, 9 are zzzz (meaning I probably won’t finish them, 15 are frogged (meaning I started them but didn’t like the project), and 4 are just notes. So if I did the math correctly I have finished 140 projects. Not bad and there are a few charity projects that aren’t listed.
I tell people I am more of a “process” knitter than a “project” knitter. But when my friend Robin mentioned how many projects I had in process , I took an honest look and decided to try to clean up my list. I frogged a few projects so as of tonight I have 11 projects that I am pretty sure I will complete. This weekend I plan to photograph the 5 completed projects, mark them “finished” in Ravelry and so expect a few posts in the next few days.
Except for one project – an overdue gift. I think it is only fair that the recipient should see if first. It is so beautiful I wanted to cry… You will have to be patient.