Take my post of the Two Project Rule. At the time of writing, I was nowhere near accomplishing my goal of getting back to a controlled WIP pile. While I haven't been writing about that, I've been doing it! Just putting my hopes into words actually helped to make a real change. I didn't expect that.
Since so much time has passed, I thought I'd summarise some of what I've accomplished - and how it's surprised me!
1. In my Yarn Chicken post, I talked about a baby blanket I was making for a friend... And it's finished. I gave it to her at her baby shower last week and she loved it. In the end, I did run out of yarn sooner than I'd hope. While I did reach the rectangle I was hoping to, I decided to do a border anyway to get it to the shape I pictured in my head, and I absolutely loved the result.
2. My Giant Rainbow Blanket is complete. Well, complete-ish, I still have the ends to sew in, but the knitting and binding off is done. It's absolutely massive. At the moment, it's acting as the quilt on a double bed, and I can't wait til the days get slightly cooler and I can bring it downstairs and truly wrap myself up in.
3. My Two Project Rule is now in effect and working. This meant wrapping up several old projects that have really been plaguing me, and that in itself has taken a huge weight off my chest. So to get to this point, I've had to finish:
- i-cord coaster
- Show-off stranded socks
- Crochet bracelet holder tube thing
- Upholstered chair
- Failed feathers
- Amigurumi Cat
And that's where the last 2 months of knitting have taken me! In progress now are a few great projects which follow the two project rule I set myself, including:
- The Brooklyn Tweed Guernsey Wrap: This is my personal project at the moment. I made one for my mom a few years ago now, which I was very sad to give it away. I am of course going off-piste with my own, making it with Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball which is variegated and sparkly. I imagine Jared Flood would be none too pleased, but I know I'll love the final product
- Pastel i-cord coasters: These fairly self-explanatory coasters are my shop product. Easy, brainless, fun, and adorable. What more could you want?
- Mini Rainbow Blanket: I swear I don't just make rainbow blankets! This is my hibernating project. It was supposed to be for my friends baby. Then she was having twins. Then I lost the needles. Now the babies are two (and not getting the blanket, I made them other wonderful things instead), and I just need to get this off my chest! Done in lovely mitered squares.
And that's a wrap! I really am amazed at how much that little bit extra motivation that writing about knitting has manifested itself in work done.