Spring Clean Along
So how many projects or “works in progress” do you have? I have more than I care to admit. I am sure there are some projects that have been “in progress” so long that they don’t really count anymore. Those projects are just in total suspended animation or “hibernation” as Ravelry allows you to classify them. I know that this is true of many knitters, crocheters and just about any creative endeavor you can imagine (there would be my unfinished scrapbook projects). It is an oft stated goal to finish these WIPs. So we enter spring this year, let’s spring clean together. So the next Polkadotsheep Along is helping each other towards the goal of completion of this projects.
Some years, spring cleaning strikes me differently. I might get the urge to reorganize spaces like closets or drawers, other times I have been to known to scrub walls (this is extremely rare) and other times, I end getting rid of things I know longer use or want. You might be a cleaner of gutters, painter of ceilings or maybe just the give the house a good dusting sort of person. So let’s bring that energy and mindset to our WIPs.
As you pull out your WIPs, it is easy to start feeling overwhelmed. If you think this will happen to you, just pull one out at a time. Just dig past the first layer in your knitting basket or pile and grab something. If you find that you really can’t imagine what you were thinking when starting the project, then just rip it out and re-purpose that yarn. Life is just too short to knit or crochet projects you hate. If you put it down because of a problem, take this opportunity to expand your skills and figure out the answer. If your project just needs seaming or blocking, just do it. Find those perfect buttons and sew them on.
I am starting a thread in our Ravelry group for you to share your WIPs and what you are going to do with them. If you have a problem to which you need an answer, ask away, chances are someone may be able to solve your dilemma right there. Trying to decide if you want to frog your project, talk through the pros and cons with us.
Now if you are one of those more unusual people who does not have any WIPs, you can spring clean along with us. You can organize your needles in one place, take stash photos and load them into Ravelry, or if you are desperate you can scrub your walls.
The WIPs shown in this post are the priorities for me to finish. They are NOT the sum total of my WIPs. Finishing the shown projects will get me far down the finishing road. So you don’t have to list all your WIPs because I didn’t.
Start excavating those WIPs and join us in the next Polkadotsheep Along – Spring Clean Along 2013.
Starting Date: Today, March 1st
Ending Date: March 31st, 2013
Share your projects in the Ravelry thread or in the comments.
Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Knitting!