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by Nanc filed under knitting on September 10, 2007 02:27 PM

You must WIP it!

Yes, I am mis-using and abusing this wonderful song so that I can tell you about my WIPs (works in progress). Learn how I will whip them into shape, shape 'em up, knit straight, go forward, move ahead, try to detect it (dropped stitches?), it's not too late, to whip my WIPs!

Whip it good.



Sorry 'bout that, but I have a bit of a problem here with my WIPs, and music soothes that savage beast. I've been lax in my knitterly pursuits lately and this has left me with a mess of partially knitted items. Some of these WIPs are nearly done, while others have creatively shriveled on the vine, but all must be accounted for.

To make matters worse (or normal), Iím starting to feel the pull of the strings (literally) for some new knitting projects.

My WIP pile:

  • Matt's vest - simple, V-neck vest knit with yummy Brooks Farm Duet in fabulous colors (first spotted here). The front and back pieces (all there is of a vest, really) are done, but I got stuck with the V-neck edging. Sad to leave it in this state.
  • Mitered Squares Blanket - I started out making mitered squares for the fun of it, and then decided to do the whole blanket thing. Now I have 10+ squares. How many more do I need? (j/k)
  • Claptopis - yep, #2 in amazing Sea Silk. This is one that I'll just keep working and working on, as it's a pleasure to knit with this yarn. (See #1 here.)
  • Baby Kimono - I grabbed the pattern (Mason-Dixon), the yarn, and some needles and threw 'em in my bag for our NH vacation. Only I didn't swatch or even consider yarn weight/gauge. Completed and seamed, but it is way too small.
  • EZ Baby Surprise Jacket - Noro Silk Garden + Elizabeth Zimmerman = omg, so cute! Procrastination, however, is a trouble maker.
  • Burp cloth - I made the garter stitch bib from M-D and decided to try the burp cloth, too. The bib has been gifted, and I'm finishing up the burp cloth.

Tomorrow, the sock WIPs!

In the next few weeks, I'm challenging myself to whittle down some of these WIPs to either FOs (finished objects) or rip 'em! Let's see what I can get accomplished, and perhaps, if I'm good... I can start something new. Please?

Um, and wow. I went back to find starter posts about most of these and came up with a lot of nadda. What have I been doing that I haven't posted about all these projects before now? Yikes

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Posted by: P-la on September 10, 2007 06:57 PM

Great. Now that song will be stuck in my head.

Sorry, no lemurs here!


Posted by: aubyn on September 10, 2007 08:37 PM

I love the colors for matt's sweater and that seasilk is so yummy. And now for the SOCKS


Posted by: Petra on September 10, 2007 08:43 PM

Do you know a song about Frogs?
HAHAHAHAHA! You are SO close to having a massive FO pile! You can do it!!!!


Posted by: mk on September 10, 2007 09:23 PM

Girl - I thought you had gone and died! I'm so glad to see you are alive and well and piling up the WIPs (like me).


Posted by: Jen da Purse Ho on September 11, 2007 12:54 AM

Did someone setup her lightbox? :) all those lovely WIPs! dude..the noro sweater is DONE. if all you need is buttons? pshaw!! i can't wait to see your clap :)


Posted by: anmiryam on September 26, 2007 11:55 AM

The BSJ is to die for!!! Can we see a finished shot soon?


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