I learnt a new phrase recently: WiP, or Work in Progress. I do like to have a few of these on the go but I think my WiP situation may be getting out of hand. I just keep starting new things and then another tempting idea comes along, so I start that, and before you know it I'm staring at a box of fabric, yarn and embroidery thread wondering when I will ever find the time. And there is a bit of a theme emerging from all this business...squares.
I am still LOVING this Winterwoods ABC cross stitch, but it is very hard on my eyes. I should probably work on this during the daylight hours but that is not really possible, so I do it in the evening. My poor eyes!
I am still practising granny squares on nasty acrylic yarn which manages to feel squeaky and fluffy and split all at the same time. I am still not happy with my tension so I need to work on that before breaking into the good yarn.
And while rummaging for this cheap yarn in the attic, I came across a bag of twenty nine pink wool knitted squares. I made a very simple knitted cot blanket when I was on maternity leave before before Bella was born, and I think these were intended as a border of somekind. I found knitting these ten by ten squares incredibly soothing, and spent most of that time lying on the sofa, knitting and watching Law and Order box sets.
I'm not sure what to do with them. I may knit up the rest of the wool and make a patchwork cushion, pink on one side, multicoloured on the other.
And I am planning a patchwork quilt for Bella's bed, in pinks and greens and, like a child, I can't resist cutting out squares and playing with them even though it will be MONTHS before I get round to actually sewing anything.
I am out of control. No more projects! (Oh, except the three tea towels my friend Gemma asked me to make, I will start those right now.)