* That's "works in progress" for those of you who might not know that.
I like calling them "works in progress" rather than half finished attempts at craftiness languishing in the pile 'o shame because of 1) pure laziness or 2) some unforeseen disaster. I was doing a big tidy up of my studio in anticipation of moving it downstairs so that the room off the kitchen can become a playroom and I found a lot of WIP's. Here's just a sampling...#1 Crocheted Baby Blocks
Project started: end of May 2009, when I was so very sick
Reason for stall: too lazy to go to the foam shop
Likelihood of finishing: I even have all the ends woven in, so I think it's pretty likely these will get finished#2 Baby Beret/Tam/Slouchy Hat
Project started: Thanksgiving weekend
Reason for stall: I think I'm going to run out of yarn and that makes me anxious
Likelihood of finishing: I like knitting small gauge in the round, the yarn is pretty and a baby in a slouchy hat (possibly with a pom pom) is too cute, so I think this is the most likely of these projects to get finished quickly#3 Booties?
Project started: no idea...If I had to guess I would say Autumn of 08
Reason for stall: lost in pile of other stuff
Likelihood of finishing: After I took the picture I did find the soles and lining for these, so if I can come up with the pattern I was using I suppose I could finish them...but I probably won't#4 Jumper Dress
Project started: July 2009
Reason for stall: we didn't know if the small person was going to be a boy or a girl, so I thought I should wait before making too much girl stuff
Likelihood of finishing: I'm intimidated by this project for some reason, but I suppose I'll give it a try at some point
#5 Play/Floor Quilt
Project started: August 2009
Reason for stall: I don't know what fabric to use for the binding and the vintage linen I used for part of it got all stretchy and weird so it's not very square anymore which bothers me
Likelihood of finishing: It's too big a project to just leave, so I'm going to have to just pick something and finish the binding and live with the less-than-square aspects of it
#6 Crib Blanket
Project started: October 2009
Reason for stall: I lost my crochet hook down the heat vent, am discouraged by the amount of ends I have to weave in, I didn't buy enough of the teal yarn and it's turning out way crunchier than I'd hoped (I went with acrylic for practicality and it's just awful)
Likelihood of finishing: The colours are perfect for our girl's room, but once I lost my hook I lost all enthusiasm for this project. It will end up at least a dolly blanket, but I may not finish the crib sized one
There are more, but I just have to leave it at that. All creative people have WIP's right? I probably have an average amount, yes? How many do you have? What's your oldest WIP? I will definitely absolutely probably finish up some of these soon, I hope. Or maybe I'll just start some new projects. The WIP's are patient...