Wednesday WIP

Work in progress. It’s a great phrase. It’s all action and forward motion. I like to think of my life as one big work in progress. That’s why I called this blog One of these days… One of these days the work in progress will be finished.

But you know what? Other work will always be there to take its place. A while back Keith Bohanna recommended a book called “Getting Things Done” (not directly to me, mind!) and as I was always impressed with his modus operandi when working with him I thought I’d give it a look. I picked up a copy before my leave between finishing with the IIA and starting with Prosperity. I got a fair bit done on my holiers. I didn’t actually get the book read! It’s a work in progress.

I also look on my body as a work in progress and thanks to my childbearing of recent years it’s definitely been a work in progress. A friend recommended Couch to 10K and I’m on week 4 so far. It’s going well but a new pair of runners has destroyed my heels with blisters which makes it very difficult to get going in the morning.

Finally I’ve had a few crochet projects on the go. I created decorations for a farewell plant for my colleagues. I also gave them and my mother iPhone cosies. I’m also just about finished a little cardigan for my gorgeous new niece – another fabulous work in progress. You can see the beginning of the first row below. I had planned a beautiful blanket for her. You can see that I started it below. I had to frog the whole lot as they seem to say online. Rip every last stitch. It just wasn’t right. So that’s another work in progress.

I’ve also had to rethink the wedding present I’m working on as it was also not turning out as I expected. So all in all lots of work in progress!

And I haven’t even mentioned the garden this time round! What works in progress have you on the go at the moment? Anything you are especially excited about? Go on, tell all!

Wednesday WIP 1st June

My work in progress is slow going; not much done since last week. It’s a finicky pattern which is not engraving itself on my brain. It’s not easy enough to crack away at without fear of going wrong but it’s not so hard that I shouldn’t just be able to subsume it into my crochet know how. I don’t know about you but the late night crocheting sessions are doing my hooking no good.

I think I’m going to take a little break from it this evening to crochet a business card holder. Random I know but my cards are getting dog-eared floating around my bag. I’m going to design it to match my iPad cosy.

This week I have also received two batches of wool that I bought on eBay. It was only when I received them that i realised it looks like I’m going to crochet a tricolour! I got a lovely apple green which I am planning to use to crochet a top from the Rowan Summer crochet brochure that I picked up in Springwools recently.