Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WIP Stress

I'm working on two super secret projects right now (well actually 3, but one is on hold, while I finish the other two) and the truth of the matter is that I have come to the conclusion that I don't like working to deadlines. This is my hobby and I want to relax and enjoy. If I want a project to last 7 years - well that's up to me.....really isn't it??

Anyways enough of me ranting, because truthfully it's not all doom and gloom. I have through the process learnt how to knit from a chart, so now I have a new skill to add to my ever growing repertoire - how cool is that?

I am also knitting on the tiniest needles I have ever knitted with (2.25mm/US size 1) and to be honest, I'm quite liking them and the projects are progressing faster than I originally thought they would...I've actually bound off on one and it is in the blocking stage and the other has been cast on and "doing the train trip" (if you know what I mean -yes I knit in public...!!!)

I'd show you pictures but I can't right now (as I said "super secret projects"), I'll show you soon......honest.

So for now this is a photo less blog. Guess you have to try something new (actually the truth is that my Netbook is broken and Mr H has the other laptop and is taking so long with downloading whatever he's downloading that I have given up! Told you that it's WIP stress!!!)

For more WIP's (with photo's) check out Here.



  1. I agree. I freak out with deadlines and it feels like I have forever to complete a project and then times just creeps up until I'm gunning to the finish line.

    I love small needles too! I'd much rather work on US 2 than US 10s any day!

  2. I know what you mean about the deadlines---sometimes letting a project take its time is part of the fun! I prefer loose deadlines like FO Friday, where it's more fun to finish before then and share, but also not essential.

    I'm glad your WIPs are progressing well, even if they're going unphotographed for now. :) And hooray for learning new skills!

  3. Ah! New skills it is so wonderful to gain new abilities in knitting. It is a momentous occasion that deserves to be celebrated.

    Hopefully we get to peek at your super secret projects soon. Take care until then.

  4. You're not alone in finding it hard to be motivated by deadlines. I think one of the reasons people end up with so many WIPs is that they rotate between projects to stay interested :).

  5. I love making secret projects, I think they are so much fun. Can't wait for the big reveal!

  6. Is one of the secret projects for me? It better be!

  7. @SimonSimple thanks no time to celebrate right now, deadlines to meet, but I will. @J3nnywren mmmmmm..........