Work in progress

We all do it. We start that new project with such enthusiasm and gusto, but then, as it drags on, a shiny new project comes along that steals us away and into the cupboard the old one goes. Then more projects come along and before we know it we have a box of forgotten wips just waiting for their chance to escape.

Shawl design

I’ve just finished writing a new pattern so before I start my next, decided it was time to delve into the dusty box of wips.

Delphine

So, there’s a “wow, I’d forgotten about that” top,

Cardigan

an “oh yes I remember this” cardigan,

KAL Blanket

a long ago ended KAL blanket,

Daisy Chain

a box of daisy’s longing to be a chain,

Noro top

a very lovely Noro top, and a dragon. Yes, a dragon.

African Flowers

This is a Heidi Bears design which uses the African Flower in various forms to create an animal. I completed the flowers 2 years ago while on holiday but couldn’t bring myself to fasten these together. There are a lot and this did give me a rather sinking feeling.

JAYG

This uses the ‘join as you go’ method which I’d never attempted before but Heidi Bears has a pretty comprehensive tutorial on her website. If you have a lot of motifs to join, I would recommend learning this method. There is no sewing (always a bonus) so the seams are neat and uniform. It’s also another skill to add to your repertoire!

Dragon

So, here is my dragon. Finally removed from the wip box and ready to fly! I confess, I did add a little wire to the wings to give them some structure, otherwise they were a bit floppy. It may have taken two years, but the recipient is still over the moon with his dragon. Have a look in your wip box and try to set one free this year :)