getting “stuck”

I’m always working on some project or another, and most weeks I talk about what I’m working on Wednesdays as part of Tami’s WIP Wednesday project. You can see past WIP Wednesdays … right this way.



Even though I LOVE blocking, that’s often the place where my shawls get “stuck.”

Sometimes I finish a shawl and block it right away, but more often than not, it sits around for a bit.

Everything gets blocked eventually, no need to worry about that, but sometimes (many times) shawls just sit around waiting for awhile.

I have yet to figure out why this is where I get “stuck” in my knitting.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I block everything on my bed, so I have to get the timing right.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that I photograph things in batches, so my brain thinks “hey, if it’s just going to sit around once you block it waiting for the next couple shawls to come off the needles, you might as well hold off on the blocking too.”
Or maybe it has to do with the fact that I ALWAYS think blocking a shawl will take longer than it actually does. In my mind, blocking a shawl takes agonizing hours and hours, when in reality it takes (from starting to clear off the bed, to putting the box of T-pins away) an hour TOPS, and usually around to 20-30 minutes.

What parts does your knitting usually get “stuck” on? Blocking? Weaving in ends? Casting on? Finding the perfect yarn?


This was part of Tami’s WIP Wednesday project. If you’d like more WIP Wednesday posts, from other bloggers, visit Tami’s blog.



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