That’s not a typo. I know that whip is spelled with an H.
I mean no disrespect to the ladies responsible for the song that is now in each of your heads. (You’re welcome.)
I read a lot of craft blogs, and sometimes, when you make crafty things, you end up with lots of projects that are in various stages of completion, especially when you undertake big projects.
Like blankets. *Ahem* Afghans.
I started to crochet an afghan a few weeks ago, and hit a snafu when I needed some yarn that my local store doesn’t stock, so instead of just waiting for my online order to come in, I started a new project.
You see the problem?
I wanted to learn how to make granny squares (admittedly, my desire was loosely based on the fact that it just sounds cool to say “granny square”), so I got this great book at the library.
I’ve made about 5 of them, in similar colors, and I’m eventually going to combine them into a scarf.
So what I’m saying is that I couldn’t finish one long-term project, so I started another long-term project.
Because I’m smart.
Tell me that isn’t the coolest looking blanket you’ve ever seen? (Pats self on back.)
I got the yarn in the mail, so I obviously picked up WIP (Work In Progress….get it now???) #1 again. Luckily, WIP #1 is going to be a Christmas present for next year, so I’ve got some time.
Meaning, of course, that I can also make short-term (READ: satisfying my instant gratification needs) projects while these others are ongoing.
I made these fingerless mittens over the weekend for a colleague at work. I made a similar pair for myself earlier in the month, using different yarn, and I knew they would be one of those 1-2 hour projects.
I love crochet. It’s so fast. Much more so than knitting.
See? I do finish things!
Books, too. I finish books.
What’s your WIP? Do you start new projects when another one is still ongoing?
I believe this is what the clicheed phrase “too many sticks in the fire” means? Or maybe I screwed that up. I usually screw up cliches. Someday I’ll learn.