What *was* going to be a knitting post
…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 🙂
The stitching reads ‘With Love On Mothers Day’. I think that it is a gorgeously simple design 🙂 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 🙂
Then I moved onto another card- they’re so quick and simple, it’s wonderful 🙂 There was quite a lot of confetti and backstitching, which was a pain, but it’s so worth it when it’s done 🙂
I’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 🙂 ) and then that’ll be another card finished for some special occasion 🙂 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 🙂 ). 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???