Sunday, February 23, 2014

The flu sucks!

I had every intention of posting my update for WIPocalypse on February 14th, but I finally succumbed to the crud that has been going around (and that my poor husband has had for over six weeks).

Luckily, I had a lovely knitting project that took only the amount of energy I had. I participated in this year's Ravellenic Winter Games, and just finished my shawl yesterday afternoon.  It's had its bath and is drying right now- just in time to cross the finish line!  

Here it is pre-bath.  

And here it is on the blocking mats.
The pattern is On The Bias by Dutch Knitting Design.  I used some of my hand spun that I spun in last summer's Tour de Fleece.  I can't wait for it to be dry so I can wear it!

Anyway, back to stitching and my February WIPocolypce update.  

I was on a roll before I got derailed by the flu - I finished two projects since the last post!

Bent Creek Snowglobe Mantel

And Country Cottage Needleworks Forest Snowfall 

And I made good progress on my Little House Needlework Family Sampler - I just need to finish the boarder and I can go back and fill in the family. 

Now that I've finished two of my WIP's, I'll have to pull out some more to focus on. I've been going through my HUGE pile of UFO's and making a list to post here (I'm not even half done). Hopefully if I can see them all in one place, it will keep me more motivated to make progress on them all. 

I suppose that's as good a segue as any to this month's discussion question: How many projects do you generally feel comfortable having in progress at a time?  Tell us about your one-at-a-time or rotation habits!

I don't know if you could tell, but I don't really worry about how many projects I have going at one time.  Every once in a while, I feel bad that I have so much unfinished, but that doesn't seem to last for long.  The ones that I feel the worst about are the class pieces - I have taken so many wonderful classes, and I rarely finish the pieces.  I'd like to get some of those done.

As far as a rotation, I usually use the "screaming rotation" method.  Which ever piece is screaming the loudest at me, I'll work on. :)

Right now I have some quilting projects screaming at me, so I think I'll go work on those...


Jan Jones said...

Sorry to hear you've caught the flu Rachel. I hope your better soon. I love the look of your Family Sampler. How long have you been working on it?

Loraine said...

Sorry you have been sick Rachel. We have had it too! It's just awful.
I hope you will be well enough for our retreat. I sent you an e-mail yesterday for a pincushion project we can do as a group if you want to participate. I don't know if you can check your work e-mails from home, but that is where I sent it.
I hope you are on the mend this week.
Your shawl is beautiful! I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of it.
Great job on your cross stitch finishes too. I love both of them
I work on projects that scream at me too. I try not to have more than 20 WIP's going, and every other year I seem to only work on WIP's and get things under control. Last year, I think I rebelled, and bought way more than I finished! Uggg, why do I do that?
Talk to you soon dear friend. Hugs to you.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Snowglobe Mantle looks so nice on that linen! The family tree will be a masterpiece!

Nicole said...

I definitely don't feel bad either about having so many pieces going at once... This year I do, though, so that is the biggest reason I created my 2014 list on my site. That and I was organizing my stitching things better, so it made sense. It had helped me to feel good about what I have in play, even if I do only a little bit on it!