Moving is such a great opportunity to go through one’s belongings. No less so for one’s collections, hobby stuff; all those things that take up so much space and seem to multiply when you aren’t looking!
I have a formidable stash – SABLE – does not even remotely do it justice. I am also ADD – ha! two labels in one paragraph – and have the WIP’s to show for that. Throw in a “I’m a Designer, I need good materials to work with” attitude and… Stash gone wild!
During the packing, it was easy to ignore. Pick up squishy things, fling into boxes but the unpacking has been a wake up call.
MUST get the yarn knit. MUST finish the UFO’s.
It is a little daunting to see how much has accumulated over the years and so… My next challenge to self is to pick any WIP and finish it. Just one. One little tiny WIP. I don’t want to tick off my inner teenager.
I’ve picked – mostly because it was on top of the box – an afghan that I started for my DS (see yarn jargon page) about… well, a few years ago. It may even be a “pre-blog”, if I can find any of the project notes that go with it. Fortunately, returning to it won’t be hard, its an old Paton’s pattern, beloved by many, “Rippling Waves” and I think with a little due diligence, I can have it done for him by month’s end.
I’ll post a photo with this shortly. Outing a WIP should be sufficient “goose” to finally finish it!