I’ve been lying to myself and to you. My Notebook on Ravelry is not up to date. Well, it wasn’t until just now.
Before, I had nine wips. I’ve decided to be honest with myself and list each and every one of my current works-in-progress, bringing the grand total to 16. I am almost certain there are more, but I’ve been looking for 20 minutes and I can’t find them.
I know I’m not alone here – knitters have a way of casting on with abandon – but it makes me uneasy having so many projects in limbo. Some of these may eventually be unraveled, some may be finished. There’s no telling what will happen when I get the urge to whittle down my wip number.
Some that I just added:
Dishtowel. I couldn’t help myself; I cast on this morning.
Family Classic Felt Slippers. Maggie’s Christmas present.
I try not to give myself ultimatums (“you must finish A before you’re allowed to cast on for B”) because that just sets me up for certain failure. When I’m ready, I might finish some of these. Many are gifts, so I’ll try really hard to finish those – it’s a good goal to strive towards. But I’m not going to let this plethora of wips bug me. Not too much, anyway.
Now it’s time for you to come clean. How many wips do you really have?