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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 🙂

mothercard2The 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 🙂

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 🙂 ) 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???

My new rota

So, at the end of last year, I had a pretty good rota going. Work on Christmas presents during the week, then at the weekend work on OUAT and then Stained Glass until the next installment of OUAT came out.

This year I haven’t had a rota, and it’s definitely had an effect. Rather than pick something up and work on it, I waste time on the internet, and my projects have definitely been neglected. Therefore, something had to give, and over the weekend I worked out a rota. I don’t know how well it will work, but having something is definitely better than nothing! And it’s easier to change things than create from scratch, so we’ll see how things go. (And, of course, I want to be more organised this year)

I really liked how it was split last year, with one (generally easy) thing during the week, and another (more complicated)at the weekend, so that’s carrying on. Also at the moment, I’m on a bit of a cross-stitch phase, so knitting doesn’t come into is, although I still will be going to the weekly knitting club at Uni, so it hasn’t completley fallen by the wayside.

So, the plan is: during the week, I work on my ‘love is’ piece, generic cards, and my juggling balls. Then, at the weekend, I will be working on my butterfly and then Stained Glass, when butterfly is done(or I get really annoyed at butterfly).

I’m not sure how having a few projects on the go will go, but we’ll see. Already I’m favoring ‘love is’, but that’s nearly finished, and while I am sort-of planning on swapping finishes out one-for-one for other pieces, we’ll wait and see about that. The cat alphabet is more of a weekend project as well, so I’m not quite sure what else there is right now, but I’m sure I’ll think of something!

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