I know that lots of people especially in the crafty, bloggy world have lots of WIPs on the go at once, and indeed I have several on the go myself at the moment. They are all crochet related.
Firstly is my no two the same blanket which I showed you last here, when it was a snake of squares. I am about two thirds of the way through joining the squares together using the join as you go method. Then I want to add a large border as although it is a good size, I would like it to be a bit drapier than it has turned out and I think the border will help with that.
Then I have my Ripple Blanket which I started here. I haven't done much too it since as I am trying to be good and finish my other blanket.
Of course, while these two have been underway, I have been stopping to make flowers, mandala's and strawberries as well!
I also have another little strawberry project underway - more details of which to follow!
While I was spending a lot of time coming and going from home a while ago I started a Nordic Shawl as well in the hope that it would be easily transportable. It was, but I never had any time to actually do anything on it, so I have put it away for now.
This second photo shows the colour better.
So, plenty of WIP's underway and also a few things completed. But. Something was lurking from behind the sofa calling to me. Five years it was saying to me. Five years I have been sat here waiting for you. Five years. It was starting to get annoying by that point!!
I used to do a fair amount of what I then called tapestry, but now know to be also called needlepoint by some people. Five years ago I bought this tapestry kit for a cushion, it was reduced price because there was no picture, but all of the wool was there, as well as the canvas and the instructions. I fixed it onto my tapestry frame and, well, did nothing!
Other things came along, gardening, working, caring, I did also complete two other partially done tapestries on my other small frame, and then crochet bit me big time! No tapestry was happening.
The other night the shouting from behind the sofa just got to be too much and I pulled it out and had a look, sorted out the wools, matched the colour threads on the key piece and started work.
I have only done a little bit so far, but I am really enjoying it.
So now I have another WIP underway - yet another WIP! - I can feel my eyes rolling at myself. I still have two blankets, a shawl and a bushel of strawberries to complete and now I have started something else. That is without the supplies that I have bought to do other things, and a beautiful cross stitch sampler kit. I think that I am going to run out of time to get them all done before the end of summer!! I did have ideas of making some summer shawls and starting a big cosy blanket before the winter. Indeed the Ripple is supposed to be for my hammock in the garden, summer hammock time will be long gone before I get it done at this rate!
Oh well, worse things happen at sea don't they than too many crafting WIPs. I probably need to set the tapestry aside having got started on it, now it is underway it will be easy to pick up and put down when I just have a few moments, or when we have visitors and I want something to do in the evening with my hands. It isn't really very easy to have a big blanket and all that entails all over the place, but a tapestry frame and one small skein of wool is alright.
I just have to get on and at least finish my no two the same!
Does anyone have too many WIPs and then find themselves starting more?