Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

…except that the sock doesn’t fit any more…

I finished the first sock the other day, and found it was a little too small *mutter mutter*. I’ve been doing a toe-up version of these, (ravelry link) which were lovely when finished. The only difference this time around is that I knitted it toe-up, which apparently makes a Very. Big. Change.

So the damn thing doesn’t fit. Except that it fitted before. When it was first done, it fitted very nicely on my right foot (the smaller of the two. Do other people have different sized feet, or is it just me?) :/

So, although I started the second one, it’s gone back away again- I don’t really want to frog a finished sock, which I think I need to do, so it’s hiding until I think of anything better to do.

So the cross stitching has still been in charge of my life. Which does mean that I finished my mother’s day stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

mothercard2The stitching reads ‘With Love On Mothers Day’. I think that it is a gorgeously simple design ๐Ÿ™‚ There are some more like this which don’t have Mother’s Day sayings on them, which I think I’ll stitch up for other occasions ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I moved onto another card- they’re so quick and simple, it’s wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ There was quite a lot of confetti and backstitching, which was a pain, but it’s so worth it when it’s done ๐Ÿ™‚

card4aI’ve now just got the rest of the cat to do (Just noticed that the tan floss is covering up the cat’s face- it’s gorgeous in person ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and then that’ll be another card finished for some special occasion ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think that I want to use it!

My rota has rather gotten out of control lately, so I’m scrapping that idea :/. Instead, I’m going to try a ‘one out, one in’ idea, where I need to finish one thing before I can start another. So I’ve seen a gorgeous sewn pouch I’d like to make, but before I start it I need to finish my juggling balls, which inspired me to pull them out. (And then put them away again because they need pressing, but still. It’s a start…). And I really want to try quilling (I think some quilled flowers would go wonderfully with my mum’s card ๐Ÿ™‚ ). So before I even get the quilling kit, I need to finish something else. Not entirely sure what, since I don’t have any small things started, but still… maybe all that backstitching on the ‘love is’ piece. Hmm…

So, does anyone do this kind of plan for controlling their WIPs? I’d love to hear about what things worked well/didn’t work/if there are any tips for it???

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Comments on: "What *was* going to be a knitting post" (4)

  1. Ha! I’m stitching what I’m in love with right now. I gave up trying to be an adult about it.

  2. My husband does cross stitch and the backstitching makes all the difference! I don’t usually do multiple projects at once–I tend to be monogamous that way!

  3. How funny that you got two opposite responses! I am in the camp that likes to finish what I start so I don’t have many WIPs, but I don’t see any problem with following your natural inclination if you’re the type who likes to spread your creative efforts between several projects at once.

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