You will recall I mentioned in my last post that I managed to finish 7 out of 17 pre-2011 WIPS last year. Sadly, I still had 15 WIPS in total at the start of this year. So this year presents another Binding Off Challenge!
Many of those old WIPS I didn't work on at all last year. So I thought it was time to review those ten pre-2011 WIPS and consider whether I plan to FROG or FINISH them all! So here we go - feel free to chime in with your opinions on any of them.
La Digitessa socks (2009 - week of wollmeise!)
I did some work on these last year - let me tell you they are slow going! Twisted rib and cable twists on almost every round. I'm dreaded the leg, as at least on the foot I get plain stocking stitch on the bottom! I am now at the point where I need to start the gusset increases.
Kusha Kusha scarf (2009)
As is often the case with projects for yourself, this one has taken a hit, put aside when other projects need to be knitted more urgently! I did some work on it last year and I still really like it and it is a FINISH.
This is for Connor - I have the biggest pieces knit, just a couple more legs and features to do, then to FINISH it.
Must Have Cardigan (2009)
I was lucky to be given this pattern booklet and still love this cardigan. But I made several errors when doing the first few cable rows, and I thought I could ignore them, but I cannot. And I don't have the mind space for a detailed cable pattern right now (especially since I am working from an upsized version of the pattern) and so this is going to be FROGGED.
My Tender Comfort (Solas Coamh) (2009)
This was intended to be a pram blanket for Connor but it's clearly too late for that! And it was too much work to frog. Nor do I really want to finish it - those crochet cable rows are S L O W going ... so I am planning to CONVERT it. Perhaps to a cushion cover. With a nice PLAIN back, heh!
Garbo (2009 - Week of Wollmeise)
Hmmm, I didn't get very far with this one, did I? I am undecided ... I do still like the pattern, so I think this is a FINISH.
The Cap Shawl (2009 - Week of Wollmeise)
I love this pattern and it is actually very easy for a lace pattern - primarily a lot of (yo, k2togs) and every second round is a resting round.
Nuvem using this yarn. I will probably make the Cap Shawl again, but in a different colour. Quite possibly red (who'd have thunk it?!)
Tantric Puzzle Top (2009 - Week of Wollmeise)
I love this unusual pattern and I think it will work well with the varigation of this yarn (let me tell you, it was quite the challenge choosing a pattern for the yarn in the first place!). But sadly I can't remember what row I am on (let this be a lesson to people who don't use row counters for their lace and rely on the magnetic board thingys - the magnets don't always stay in the same spot when you don't look at a project for 2 years!!). I should be able to work it out ... which I suspect makes this project a FINISH.
Laceweight Clapotis (2007 !!!)
In my mad passion for the clapotis pattern, I decided it would be the perfect pattern for this laceweight yarn. And of course, you guessed it. all that stocking stitch on 3.25mm sticks is quite the slog. The sticks I was using also had an impact on the knitability of this project - I bought a pair of Addi lace needles - it was just after they became available in Australia - but sadly they seemed to tarnish and the surface became rough and not really very pleasant to use. And like the Kusha Kusha scarf, since it is for me, it kept getting put to one side.
So much so, that I couldn't find it when I took the photos of the rest of the WIPS. I think I know where it is. If I ever find it, I will FINISH it!
Grrman Stockings (2008)
Knee high socks with an intricate cable down on side and across the foot - what a great idea! Not! Actually I do still love these and want to finish them. I just need to work out how to start the blasted cable. Oh, and find the WIP. I suspect if I find the laceweight clappy, I will also find the Grrrman Stockings!
I suspect four or more years in the naughty corner will make this project behave the next time I pick it up to FINISH it. Which may or may not be in 2012.
So out of 10 old (almost vintage in some cases, heh!) I plan to frog one completely, frog one partially (and possibly completely if I repurpose the yarn), convert one and finish the rest. And knit the ones I will frog in a different yarn and/or in a few years. Which I suppose means that while I don't always finish what I start in a timely manner, I do at least (mostly) choose to make things that I really like!