Tuesday, January 13, 2015
For some reason I decided that today I would post some of the photos Cath Muscat took of our family for Doug Purdie's Backyard Bees book. I love those photos of us five in our bee suits and I've been planning on blogging them ever since she sent them to us on a disc months and months ago. I'd gotten permission from the photographer, from the publisher and all I had to do was load them up and press publish. But then last year I didn't have a very bloggy year and days and weeks and months went by and I never did.
So just before, while I was walking around the block with Indi, I decided that today was the day.
As soon as we came home I went straight to the spot I was sure they were, and they weren't. So I went to the next most likely spot and they weren't either. And then I started rummaging, and shuffling, and hunting, and having a minor freak out. I really got a bee in my bonnet. One of the worst things that can happen to a disorganised, chaotic person is to lose something and it seems I have and I'm not happy about it.
So for now there will be no bee photos.
But while I was searching what I did find was some of my abandoned craft projects. Some works that felt like brilliant ideas at the time. All of them at different stages of completion, but all put aside for new projects all the same.
So in the interest of full disclosure, and because I have lost the bee pics, I present six projects that may or may not remain unfinished forever.
Work In Process (WIP) one
A pile of 31 crochet motives I made last May, with their tails still hanging out, never blocked, never hung, never admired as a finished project. Shame.
There was a time last year when Miss Pepper was having awful nightmares and we bought her a tacky dream-catcher to try and solve the problem quickly. I had full intentions of knitting her a beautiful Mama - made one instead. Lucky she grew out of that phase and didn't rely on my creation, hey.
I once had the awesome plan to teach myself to be a better knitter by knitting every single square in the book 201 Knitting Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas. After I finished I intended to sew them all together to make a blanket. Unfortunately I only got to square 45. I do love this project though and think I still might pick it up again from time to time. Hopefully.
I have all these little piles of fabric that were once intended for greatness. Some for dresses for the girls, some for quilts and some for other grand plans. Some are wrapped in bits of pattern, some have bits cut out and ready and some like this pile are just an idea.
Is half a Mara shawl.
Last winter I wore my grey Mara almost everyday and often thought how nice it would be to have a blue one. So I cast one on. I have absolutely no idea why I put it down. Perhaps I'll pick it up again when the days get chilly.
Is a rug I started crocheting from strips of vintage sheets last July. I think I never went any further because the making hurt my hands. Maybe I should do a round or two, here and there though because it's beginnings are pretty cute.
Not shown are the Olinda cardigan I started over a year ago and put aside for a bit and lost my place in the pattern, a couple of crochet blankets that we snuggle under often but that still have straggly unsewn in ends, and probably a few more projects that I didn't unearth this afternoon and therefore can't remember.
Hmmmm a bit naughty hey.
So tell me lovely folk, do you have a hidden stash of WIP's or are you loyal and monogamous to the last darned end?
I hope you have something wonderful going on to keep you busy.