How long until I run out of needles?

Thursday, April 26, 2018
For a little while now, I have had a feeling that my WIP (Work In Progress) pile was starting to become a little ludicrous. I am concerned that I am approaching the point where I could soon be the unwitting star of a reality show. One day soon, my house will be stormed by a team of professional cleaners and psychiatrists who will ,give me troubled looks, and start demanding answers to impossible questions such as: "who is this for?", "what is it?" and, most most terrifying of all, "do you even have enough yarn to finish this?" (camera cuts to Louise, sitting on the floor, shaking her head and sobbing, "I don't know!").

My WIP situation has got to the point where I can't neatly stash all my projects in one place, they are crammed into pockets of available space, hidden from view, unloved and untouched. Despite this, I still want to cast on new projects but I've run into a problem familiar to most non-monogamous knitters, I've run out of project bags. One possible solution is to  make some new project bags, but something tells me that this is not the approach I should be taking (well not again, anyway).

Joking aside, I'm not feeling at all happy about this. However, sometimes, when I get overwhelmed, if I face the situation head on I discover that the problem isn't as bad as I thought and I was massively over-inflating everything. Something is telling me that I may be pushing my luck this time.

Item No. 1

Who is this for? my son
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? No. I don't think I do. I think, I need to frog it but with so much work done I'm struggling to commit to the rip.

Item No. 2 

What is it? Hair bow thingy
Who is this for? My daughter
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? Yes. All I have to do is block it and glue it to a barrette...I have no idea why I haven't done it.  

Item No. 3 & 4

What is it? Socks in different sizes (I'm counting this as two pairs)
Who is this for? The bigger pair will be for my son. I've no idea who the smaller pair are for.
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? Yes. Extreme second sock syndrome.

Item No. 5

What is it? Scrap Blanket.  Design by me.
Who is this for? Me
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? Yes. Kind of. It's complicated. It will be fine.

Item No. 6

What is it? Another creation from my brain. 
Who is this for? No idea.
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? I'm not really sure how this is going to look as a finished object.

Item No. 7

What is it? This
Who is this for? Me
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? Yes.

Item No. 8

What is it? A Shawl
Who is this for? no idea
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? yes but i need to figure out where I'm up to in the pattern.

Item No. 9

What is it? It appears to be a baby jacket
Who is this for? I have no idea. I'd completely forgotten about it. 
Do you even have enough yarn to finish this? Yes

Nine projects... That's worse than I thought.


  1. I’d been wondering about some of these projects! I love that blue jumper. What about colour blocking so you don’t have to really rip it all? And the green squares, love them but I have a funny feeling you don’t have enough yarn to make it into something that isn’t a cushion... lap blanket maybe?

    1. Plans are afoot to save the blue sweater...we shall see.
      The green squares may end up as the feature of a cot blanket.
      In good news, the pink bow has had its ends sewn in and been blocked; I plan to spend this evening burning myself with a hot glue gun...


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