Tuesday, 9 April 2013

What IS the collective noun for a group of WIPs, I wonder?

Isn't it amazing how fast you start gathering WIPs...........!

Work stopped abruptly on the blue 'ripple' blanket - I'd run out of one of the shades of yarn! It was one of the more frequently used colours, hence it ran out before the others. Also, I'm sure there was less yardage compared to the other balls of yarn - but as none of them carried that vital information on the ball-bands I was rather guessing how far each would go. (that ball of Robin 'Paintbox' was too hard to resist, although I have no plans as yet for its use!)

So, replenished with fibre, we're off again!  Here's the latest:

I've also been adding to my 'crazy' mitred-squares:

Weird, but rather wonderful!

Another new project is a jumper using the Woodlander wool I purchased at the London Knitting show - although I will have to order more to complete this garment!
I'm really falling in love with this!

I was also planning to knit something for one of my daughter's friends who's having a baby this Summer. I played around with a pattern I've knit before, but this time I was trying to separate the colours:

It was tricky and time consuming, and actually the wool I was using was mainly pinks and purples - not good if the infant turns out to be a boy!

Perhaps I could just do a baby 'ripple' in rainbow shades of 4ply instead........!


  1. The gansey is to die for. All I have on hand right now is alpaca and it's too shiny. May be a good thing. I have sox to knit.

  2. I've seen them called UFOs, but that's more for unfinished objects. All my wips are projects I hope to finish! So maybe... A Ravel of WiPs?

  3. I don't know, but I've got so many too I should probably know what the collective name is for them!

  4. I'm trying to finish my WIP's before I start anything else. When I get the itch to knit, I do something simple like a dish/wash cloth...that relives the immediate urge but doesn't get me involved in a large project.
    Yeah. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. -grin-