Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quarterly Progress

At the turn of the year I had this notion to keep a better handle on my Works in Progress and to prevent startitis getting out of hand.

It's the 20-40-60-80 Challenge, and I had thought to do it monthly, ha ha, but quarterly seems to be the option on the table at the moment!

The idea is I assess how far along a project is, then use the wee table as motivation to keep my projects afloat. A bit of motivation to stop me feeling bogged down, without taking away all the fun.

And knitting is spose to be fun. Who said that, Mason-Dixon?

So, log for 2009 (although the cast-on dates of some of these projects goes way back when) -

Doomed Girasole. Attempt at Girasole in OMA laceweight- frogged. Good yarn, good pattern, Kathleen is the dodgy element.
(Next time, newly cast-ons can go here too.)

Lacy Waves Top
Boatman Jumper
Brier Cardigan

Baby Jumper
Chocolate Strawberry Fondant Socks
Green and Lilac bamboo top

Mohair Shawl with Eyelet Spines (was Icarus)
Fat Girasole
Shaped Shoulder Shawl

Crochet Cushion Cover 3 rounds, plus assembly to go
Eva Jumper Surface embroidery, plus assembly to go
Shetland Hap Shawl Blue section, Oatmeal Section, Edging to go; edging may be the killer

Fan Neckwarmer
Camo Loom Hat

In theory, when I update this at the end of June, loads of the items will have moved up a category or two. There you are, I've said all my WIPs aloud, now all I have to do is play with them. :-)
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soCherry said...

What a good idea! I'm so glad I'm not the only one with tonnes of WIPs and a case of startitis!

Sandra said...

Sounds like an interesting and motivating idea, but knowing myself - I would probably failed since I like to stick to one or most two projects and finish it no matter what! Though sometimes I wish I have more WIPs and when I'm bored I could pick up the funniest!

Flavaknits said...

I'm supposedly doing a pair of socks a month - February's are almost finished and March's cast-on - it may end up being 11 pairs instead of 12! lol
Your table looks good , and I like the idea of 20-40-60-80. Most of mine are 20!