Sunday 30 December 2018

WIPocalypse - December Recap

It's the last Sunday of the year (gasp! Wherever has it gone to?!) and so it's time for the final recap of WIPocalypse achievements. This year I was trying to do '18 in '18' - meaning I picked 18 projects, some WIPs, some new starts, to work on and/or finish in 2018. Well, I think concluding I can say, I bit up a little more than I could chew! Thanks to the Longest Day SAL in June, when I stitched on length on every WIP, I have very little projects that did not get touched at all, but here are all the ones that didn't see any noteworthy progress:

  1. Snow White - The goal was one length a day but she fell by the wayside pretty early, pretty hard.
  2. Whacky Witches in Stitches - I wanted to finish this, but only worked on it for the Longest Day. Maybe next year?
  3. Viajante - I wanted to finish this, but only got a few hours of knitting in.
  4. Baby Blanket CAL - I think I did a few rows one time, but it's nowhere near to a finish! This is a set goal for early 2019, though.
  5. BB8 - I didn't even get around to hunt for the missing pieces on that one...
  6. Endangered Young 'Uns - not even started.
  7. Fans of the Far East - No progress apart from the Longest Day SAL.
  8. Lizzie Wallet SAL - dito
  9. Lady and the Tramp - dito
  10. Disney Princess Fobs - I stitched one or two in the beginning of the year, but nowhere near to the full set I wanted.
  11. Blackwork Water Lilies - No progress apart from the Longest Day SAL.
So that's eleven out of eighteen I failed on...kind of depressing, if it wasn't for the awesome progress I made on the other seven!

Fire and Ember - all finished and framed:

The Puppeteer - the goal was one length of black a day, and apart from falling behind by a few days over the holidys (which I'll surely catch up on within a week or so), I've been doing great. In fact I'm just a tiny bit short of finishing row four, which marks the halfway point!


99 - Finished in July, well in time to be a birthday gift in August:

The Mermaid - started and made some good progress, although I need to really push forward on her now to make the deadline!

Cut Thru Cottage - Finished in December for a Christmas present:

Arke - finished very early in the year and already worn a lot!

Ornaments of the Month: I still have a few extras to stitch, but made a full set:

So...that was my WIPocalypse for 2018. I have yet to do the total count of finishes for the year, but there were a few big ones and quite a few smaller ones - lots of knitting and crochet as I'm content. Over the last few weeks, I've been making plans for 2019...which are similar, but not quite the same, and probably also way to ambitious, but who cares as long as I make progress and have fun along the way!


rosey175 said...

You've had a great WIPocalypse for 2018 even if you didn't accomplish EVERYTHING. The stuff you did get done is amazing! Arke is such a gorgeous colorway. No bias or anything. :D

Renee said...

It looks like you made amazing progress this year, to me! Your finishes are all fabulous. Beautiful work!

Pamela said...

Wonderful projects! I love the ornaments. Best wishes for the new year!

Bethan said...

Great finishes, and well done! You managed to do something with most projects which is amazing. I just seemed to create more projects than I worked on last year x

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Gosh you finished some decent sized projects! Doesn't look like there was ANY failure to me! It's all beautiful and AMAZING :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great post! I still love that photo of the whole row of ornaments, so pretty!