Sunday, 22 September 2013

How many work in progress do you have?

That was one of the questions set by Natalie in my recent post 11 questions.

I replied: 'I can't count that high !!! Off the top of my head I have: a knitted cable jumper; a knitted cable blanket, a crotchet blanket; two needlepoint cushions; two needlepoint glasses/scissors cases; four quilts; three cross stitch Christmas cards; two large cross stitch patterns – a tiger cub and a tigers eye; a four foot model of the QM2 cruise ship and a large needlepoint of the Battle of Trafalgar (started in 1985 !!!)'.

My list has got a littler smaller as I've just finished one of the Christmas cross stitches.


Whilst I had my camera out I thought you might like to see some of my WIP.

Knitted cable jumper: I'm still getting the hang of the cable patterns so haven't done as much as I would have liked.


Knitted cable blanket: This is going to be a long term project as there's 302 stitches and 33 inches of blanket to knit.... As you may have gathered I like a challenge!!!!


Two needlepoint cushions: This will be the fourth cushion I've done using this pattern.


I made this pattern up myself using a mixture of various needlepoint stitches.


Tigers eye: This is mainly a summer project as I need quite a bit of light to stitch the black fabric.


I'm off to see the Professor on Thursday so it's fingers crossed that he says everything is fine and I can finally get back into my work room.....

Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Gertie, I loved reading this post about your unfinished projects. I just finished knitting a baby blanket that had been on the needles for 16+ years!! So there's lots of hope for you. By the way, the projects you are working on look very lovely. wishing you the very best.

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    1. I'd like to think I've finished my blanket by 2029 but you never know !!! xx

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  2. I really do understand the 'unfinished project' syndrome - I have so many I can't bring myself to list them. All of your projects look lovely. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. I think I'll ask the Prof on Thursday if there's any cure for 'unfinished project syndrome'. It really is a terrible affliction !!! xx

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  3. Its so good to hear others have a whole lot of WIP's! I always feel guilty about everything I have on the go...but no longer! Hope the dr appointment goes well...

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who ran out of fingers when counting their WIP. Don't feel guilty about having lots on the go - it's all part of being a crafter.... xx

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  4. You sound like someone that gets distracted with some new thing you just have to make LOL
    I have two knitted projects on the go, but Im a good lass with cards, always get one finished before I start the next

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    1. I give up. I confess. I do very easily get distracted when something new or exciting comes along.

      In my defence, with the exception of the Trafalgar needlepoint (so embarrassed that it's been on the go for 28 years!!!) I will eventually finish them, though others will be lined up to take their place ;-) xx

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    2. Forgot to say - well done in being very restraint with your cross stitch projects. What's your secret? xx

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  5. my goodness you do like a challenge don't you! You must get such a feeling of satisfaction when you complete such large projects (i assume some have made it too completion...!)

    Your cable knit jumper looks gorgeous and cosy, it will be a real treasure when its done :) x

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  6. Ha ha it's funny reading this after what I posted about doing two quilts at once! Let me know if you get the answer to the affliction from the prof!

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    1. You'll know as I'll be singing from the roof tops if he says yes (though the Prof would rather I did it metaphorically and not literally !!!!) xx

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  7. That blanket really will be a labour of love! I've been working on a cable pattern hot water bottle cover after years away from cabling. It'll be a gift for a very good friend - so she won't mind that I noticed that 1 of the cables is the wrong way round! It gives it that unique feel I think.... Hope all goes well with The Professor

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  8. I adore things made with cable stitch. Your blanket is going to be stunning and the jumper is looking fab. Winter is coming so it might be the time to get the needles out again after an usually hot summer! Hope you will get back into your work space very soon.

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  9. I love your cute teddy crosstitch. I too have far too many projects on the go (I've even got 3 different books I'm reading at the same time!) fingers crossed yu can get back to your workroom soon - but don't overdo when you can.

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  10. I definitely have my fingers crossed for you on Thursday. Your needlework cushion looks amazing. I would certainly agree with you when you say you like a challenge!

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  11. Hope things are going well for you today.
    I love the cream needlepoint cushion - I remember starting something very like that about 30 yrs ago but don't remember if it ever got finished!

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  12. I've got far too many works in progress too. It seems I get half way through one before getting distracted by the next. I love what you've done so far with your needlepoint cushions.

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