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Finish or Frog?

I sorted my WIPs (works in progress) yesterday. I say that I’m a monogamous knitter, and I pretty much am. The WIPs are projects that I’ve set aside to work on something exciting and new, and it’s hard to go back because there’s always something newer and more exciting down the road. That’s why I try to finish something before starting something new; there’s less chance of being totally abandoned that way.

Despite those good intentions, I have seven WIPs. Count ‘em up. The Raspberry Vodka Lemonade, which is almost done. I’m shortening the sleeves right now.

kinky
(Why yes, this yarn has been knit and blocked before. I trust that the wonky stitches will block right back to normal.)

Four design projects. The first has two versions. One only needs to be bound off. The other needs to be…steeked. Eek! I’d like to have this ready for autumn, pattern and all.

bindoff

A sock design. Now that I look at it, I know exactly what I want to do, and that means frogging it entirely and starting over. Oy. (Maybe this isn’t really a WIP, since it’s about to be frogged…)

sock

A shawl design. Now that I look at it, I know exactly what I want to do, and that means frogging it entirely and starting over. Do you sense a theme? (I loved this, but there is another design out there that is very similar, which I discovered one day when I was at Twisted. That’s ok, I have another idea.)

boxedleaves

A design project, in which I play with this lovely yarn from Knitted Wit. It’s Silky ‘n’ Plied Worsted in Brown Sugar. Yum! I know exactly what it’s going to be, but I haven’t started it yet. Does it count as a WIP if I haven’t started? This one does have a deadline, so I think the answer is yes.

brownsugar

And! I was inspired by Vickie’s pashmina last week, so I want a light shawl in laceweight. I thought it was going to be rectangular, but after perusing Ravelry, I think it’s going to be a half pi shawl. I bought this beautiful Abstract Fiber laceweight in Pacific, and it wants to be a blueberry (half) pi! Check out this EZ 100th Anniversary Gull Wings Half Circle shawl. I think I’m in love. And I did cast on, so add it to the count.

pi starter

pi detail

Seven. Seven. Heaven help me. Time to get knitting!