The airing of the dirty laundry (so to speak)

Several of the blogs I follow have been doing all manner of stash shaming / WIP tracking / stash goals / etc. – enough that it really got me to thinking about the projects I have on the needles at the moment. I don’t know if it’s a New Year’s kind of thing, or the weather, or the Olympics; but I’m getting swamped with all these goals and tracking and stash-in-vs-stash-out… I don’t have many set goals on what to get finished (aside from 12 pairs of socks this year) and there is NO WAY I’m doing any sort of stash yardage tracking (partially because a good portion of it is in the attic, but even if it was accessible there just aren’t enough hours in the day to log all that).

But, I can list my current projects and maybe it will serve as inspiration for me to finish more stuff. Or maybe it will make someone else feel better about their WIPs. Or maybe it will be a complete waste of time. Who knows? And this may be the one and only mention on this topic. Only time will tell.


Reading: Three books at the moment (typical for me): Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King; How to Tame a Fox, by Lee Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut; and Into The Light, by Alathea Romig.

Sewing: Nothing in progress, though I do plan on making a linen apron.

Crochet: One amigurami monster, three blankets, one market bag (nearly done).

Knitting: one sock, one cowl, one pair of fingerless mitts, one sweater (just started). These are the projects I can put my hands on. Ravelry tells me there are also two sleeveless tanks and a hat – they must be in the attic. So they don’t count.

Spinning: nothing on the wheel at the moment.

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2 Responses to The airing of the dirty laundry (so to speak)

  1. tonymarkp says:

    I’ve made a list of WIPs on my blog before and it did help me get them finished, so maybe it will help you, too. I totally identify with your attitude of not setting goals. Crafting for me is a pleasure thing so if I make goals I won’t enjoy myself. Hobbies are supposed to be fun. Obviously, it’s good to not take the WIP number way too high, but that’s what blogs and lists are for, right?

    • wonkydonkey says:

      Exactly! I used to stress over the number of WIPs, but eventually came to accept that this is just who I am, one who needs lots of options. Nothing has a deadline right now, so I am free to flit from project to project.

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