May WIP Wrap-UP

WIPs/UFOs on May 1:  7

(Great Western Way ShawlGrandma ShawlLarksfoot blanketGrandpa jumper sleeves, Secret Test, Casual Fashion Queen SocksWedding Shawl)

Active WIPs as of May 1

Projects cast on in May: 3

(Test Knit Socks, Wee Envelope, Princess Fiona)

Projects cast off in May: 2

(Secret Test, Test Knit Socks)

Projects frogged in May: 3

(Casual Fashion Queen Socks, Wedding Shawl, Grandpa Jumper Sleeves)

WIPs/ UFOs on May 31: 5

(Great Western Way Shawl, Grandma Shawl, Larksfoot blanket, Wee Envelope, Princess Fiona)

Blanket squares completed: 0

Total Stitches in May: 86,886

June 1 Total WIPs

May was a good month for the frog pond! I frogged the wedding shawl, which I talked about doing last month, but then I added two other things. The Grandpa jumper sleeves are not so much a frog, but my roommate took them away because her mom has a friend who she thinks can finish it, I feel bad for not finishing the sweater in the five years I had it… ooops! And then I decided to frog the Casual Fashion Queen socks. I realized there wasn’t enough yarn for a full pair of socks by like… a lot, I don’t know what I was thinking when I grabbed the skein! I had tried to add another skein but I wasn’t going to like how it was going to look. So I just frogged it. The sock served its purpose as something for my hands to do while out and about and in March and April, but I’d rather work on something I’m excited about.

Lots of great knitting and I’m excited to have cast off two big test knits this month and can work on some relaxing knits in June. I made great progress yesterday on Princess Fiona and I’m hoping to finish off the Wee Envelope this week maybe? I think the baby is due any day now so I really should get on that. We’re on the body now so it’s just a few inches of stockinette and then it will be done. I think once these sweaters are done I might start on one of the long term hibernating shawl WIPs and try to get those done.

Hope everyone had a good month! What’s in your plans for June?

8 comments

  1. Frogging projects we’re not excited about can feel so good! πŸ˜€ I’m trying to get my long-term gift blanket finished up this summer, and I think I have a good shot at that as long as I don’t start another big knitting project in the meantime. I think I’m going to postpone any more sweater knitting until after the blanket is done.

    1. Yeah it feels good to frog those things and keep the total WIP count at 5 (though of course I cast on Pride socks yesterday after this post… ooops lol)
      That sounds like a great plan! Who wants to knit sweaters in the summer anyway (she says as she cast on her Rheinbeck sweater recently)

      1. I’ve been wanting to cast on new socks, but I’m making myself finish my current socks first. I’m down to the foot on the second sock, but I’m still not sure how long that will take… πŸ˜‰

        Well, I had been planning on casting on a short-sleeved non-wool sweater soon… but I’m going to try to wait until I’m at least closer to done with the gift blanket. (And if you want to wear a new sweater to Rheinbeck, then yes casting on now is a good idea. πŸ˜‰ )

  2. Silly to carry on with a pattern you don’t like or when you don’t have enough yarn. Lots of knitting done though, well done you. My plan is a baby cardigan followed by a cable tank top for grandson. Then I do have new yarn for a new crochet blanket.

  3. Frogging can be such a liberating process, honestly – and I think it’s so healthy to finally say “Nah, not gonna do that!”. I really admire how you handle all of your WIPs, KUDOS to you!!
    Oh and by the way – I LOVED your video! That is such a cool idea, and it looks like you had a wonderful time!

  4. We are finishing up school tomorrow!!! Hallelujah! Would you believe I have to take the Junior to return her books during the timeframe of 1:30-2pm and then the 8th grader from 2-2:30 and then take the younger to get her second Pfizer shot by 3? Cross your fingers for me that the book return/drive through lines are organized and flow.

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