Drifting about from one project to another, five minutes here, ten minutes there, does nothing for the pile of WIPs. What is the dividing line between WIP and UFO?
Lynn-who-made-me-weave had an organizational schema in mind for 2013. So:
All three disciplines (a misnomer when it comes to fiber work, I fear) have discrete goals for the year. Let them speak for themselves:
This discipline is the most rigidly scheduled. I DID succeed in spinning six pounds in 2012. Knitting and weaving suffered accordingly. 2013 will see a halving of the poundage, but more interesting choices for the fiber. Each month is assigned to a handdyer that is well-represented in the stash. Each month has one four-ounce braid designated. The order is currently arbitrary. We are also allowed three wild cards. I suspect that means we can substitute other braids in, but neither of us has played the card, so it's a mystery.
1. Enchanted Knoll Farm
2. Spirit Trail
3. Spunky Eclectic
4. Spinners Hill
5. Chasing Rainbows
6. Foxhill or Foxfire (spinner's choice)
7. Abby batts
8. Friends Folly Farm
9. Spinning Bunny
12. Abstract Fibers
In addition, 1.5 pounds of spinning WIPS must be finished.
I tried to schedule this with room in between #1-10. I know I am fickle, but I also know that I need to Get Stuff Done.
1. Finish Grant Park pullover for Mr. E.
2. Finish Baltic mittens (just have the thumbs left)
3. Bind off Volt. (More on this later.)
4. Frog Leaf Lace shawl.
5. Frog toe up sock attempt.
6. Finish handspun hat for Mr. E.
7. Finish Eleanor cowl.
8. One new shawl
9. Apsara shawl
10. Inuit mittens
I am too inexperienced to know if all this is realistic.
1. Tencel scarves (2) from Just Our Yarn 2011 purchase.
2. Warp and finish Vavstuga towel kit (4 towels, prewound warp)
3. Undulating twill project by the end of the year
4. Design and weave a project from yarn purchased at Vavstuga 12/2012
5. Finish off current cottolin warp from hell
6. One rigid heddle project
If nothing else, something will get done. And I have some structure for blog posts.
All good plans are malleable. 2013 will be the year of blasting roadblocks: I will knit a sweater for me. Stashbusting is a subtext in all of this. I have Plucky Knitter Primo worsted in kit form for Vodka Gimlet. As soon as I find a #7 needle, the swatching will begin.