Monday, July 28, 2008

WIPs: The First Installment

I can hardly withstand the urge to cast on - it's driving me crazy. So I thought it would be a good idea to show you what all I really need to be working on, and maybe set some goals to finish what's already been started. Here's the first installment of the projects on my needles:

First, we have sweet Josephine.

My goal is to finish her by the end of next week. I just need to force myself to sit down and do it. I started her on April 21, 2008, and I absolutely flew through the knitting of this pattern. Until I got to the part where I have to pick up stitches. As you can see, I have the clips placed strategically showing me how many stitches to pick up in each section. I've even given it a shot a few times. But I keep screwing it up. Anyone want to pick up my stitches for me?

Second, I have my sister Cindy's pair of Jaywalkers.

I started these on April 14, 2007. How embarrassing is that? Mindy mentioned to me during Knit Nite last week that maybe I should pick them up again. They've been hibernating for a super long time; in fact, I can't remember the last time I worked on them. Until now. Here's the second sock , which I've been working on since last Wednesday. I am so proud! Thanks for the encouragement Mindy!

I'd like to finish the second sock by the end of August. Then I can decide if I want to save them for a Christmas gift, or give them to Cindy sooner. I've actually be contemplating knitting her something else as well for Christmas, using my Malabrigo in Azul Profundo. Blue has always been her favorite color. And I absolutely love knitting with Malabrigo.

Maybe the Dream in Color Shrug, or a cowl, mittens and hat. What do you think? Of course, starting something new for the sake of Christmas is ok, right?

See how quickly I get distracted?


Crafty and Crap said...

finish the sock lady!!! It would be a great present... besides... its the end of the month.. time to order the earing supplies too so that will be more WIPs :)

maitai said...

another one starting christmas knitting already!? you're nuts!

i have a sock on the needles since april of last year as well, so don't feel bad. and mine are just SPORTweight stockinette socks. pathetic, no?

Kara said...

I totally have cast-on-itis, too. Want to start absolutely EVERYTHING. :)

You can do it - be strong! And hey, as I write this you've already finished Josephine! WOO!!

kim4life said...

Hey way to go chicky. Just keep only what you have to do in the knitting bag far away from the stash and the internet. Good going!

Jill L said...

I have no will power and have so many WIPS. I would do the socks first -- and I love the Josephine!