balanced unbalance

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.


I often have lots of projects on the needles, but four shawls, a coat, and a series of swatches is a little much, even for me.

It presents a bit of a dilemma.
Do you work a little bit on all of them, but not really see a huge amount of progress?
Do you focus on one of them, and neglect the others?
Do you come up with a “knitting schedule”?

I’ve been trying to give a little bit of attention to each project, but some have ended up neglected.

The oldest work in progress on the needles still hasn’t come out of it’s project bag, and the swatches haven’t been touched.


The coat got an evening of attention, and I attached the last ball of yarn for this piece, but it still looks like a big grey blob.


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The golden shawl has spent the week perched on my desk receiving bits and pieces of attention, while the purple shawl has seen lots of attention, but is at the point where you can only measure progress by the diminishing ball of yarn. I did a quick review of the yarn I’m using in the gold shawl Monday.


The blue shawl on the other hand has seen the most progress. Between the loads of attention, and the fact that it’s three strands of lace weight held together on a US 7 (4.5mm) needle it’ll be done in no time. (Which is usually what I say right before projects stall.)

Maybe the best balance for projects is a sort of balanced unbalance?


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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2 Responses

  1. I almost always have a ton of WIPs. The ones I work on most depend on my schedule: easy projects if I’m really busy or traveling a lot, more complicated projects if I have a bunch of concentrated TV knitting time. Or I work on the ones with the soonest deadlines, it all depends!

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