Rules for Feeding the Stash

Friday, October 23, 2015


It's just over a week until Halloween and I still have only half of a Halloween scarf. The Accidental Sweater has half a body now, and it's going to go hang out on the bookshelf for a few days while I finish the scarf and the other stuff I needed to get done this month.

So, as much as I hate feeling like I need to WIP-Down (although even with all these finished I'll still have almost 20 WIPs stashed around the place, so "down" is a relative term here), here's my plan:

1. The Halloween Scarf needs to be done by Halloween. Full stop.

2. That Top Sekrit garter stitch thing I was making for my friend? It needs seams and a blocking and to go in the mail. Bad Kat. Your friends deserve better than this.

3. My friend's hat and gloves. Those need to get finished, blocked, photographed, and final pattern notes written so I can put them in the mail too. Fortunately, the hat just needs crown decreases (ugh), and I already have one glove done.
4. Mum's sweater. It's officially getting below 40 overnight now, and this needs to be done. Unfortunately, I have a hate/hate relationship with sleeves, and that's all I have left to knit. Darn.

Maybe a bit ambitious for just a week, but I'm sure with planning, dedication, and plenty of coffee it should be doable. And once I get these things done, I get to work on sweaters for me. Yay!


  1. I drag my feet when having to take stock and set schedules for my knits, so I am rather envious of your plans. :) Good luck it looks like you are off to a great start!

  2. You are very good with keeping track of what needs to be done. It sounds like progress is going well on each of these projects.

  3. Good luck with finishing these WIPs up, at least you already have a good plan!

  4. The scarf is looking awesome - I can't wait to see it finished!

    And good luck with the WIP-Down! YOU CAN DO IT!!