Tuesday, 2 February 2021

January WIPocalypse

 Can you believe the first month of this new year is already over? I certainly can't! It's been an okay month around here, pretty busy, some not so good things happened, but we made it through and feel stronger for it. And we finally got grandma's appointments to get her covid shots, so that's awesome!

Now, one month down means one WIPocalypse post needs to go up, which brings us here. The question of the month is Tell us about a WIP on which you’ve really struggled to make progress. Explain its history. What appears to be the reason you’re struggling? 

Most of my WIPs only make slow progress because I don't spend enough time on them, but thinking long and hard, what came to mind here was Sacrifice by UnconventionalXStitch. It's a bit of a sad story really...I so fell in love with the pattern, I got a great price to have it kitted up with all the threads, and even found a piece of fabric in my stash that had the right size and colour!

But then when I went to work on it...for some reason it was going painfully slow. Might be because of the way the floss was put together, I ended up cutting the threads way shorter than I like to use them, might be that it's just a little more confetti-heavy than the one I worked on before, or maybe it just wasn't the right time - after 11 hours, this is how far I made it:

...and it discouraged me so much I haven't touched it since! I hope to change that soon because that part I did finish? I think it looks soooo good, I just love the colours!

So, moving on to a project I *did* make progress on - The Loneliness of Autumn! Last time I was here, at 24.38%, just having started the 3852:

Now I had predicted that I'd probably finish my third colour 'as early as March' but turns out it's going much quicker than that - I'm almost done with it, in fact! At 26.7% and 31.724 stitches done, I only have 527 stitches of 3852 left, and those should be finished within a week! This is very exciting. At this rate, who knows how many colours I will be able to finish this year - 5, 10, 20? The possibilities are endless! (but really, I'm thinking in the 10-ish range now).

Look at all these pretty halos around the lamps! There's still a little bit of yellow to add in the lower half - I think it's the lamps reflecting on the wet floor - and then we're all done and ready to start another colour - 898, way less exciting, but I think after that it's a red so more exciting-ness coming up - soon :)


Rachel said...

You're right, the colours in Sacrifice are lovely. Maybe you'll pick it up again one day.
As for TLOA, well, look at those halos! So lovely to see a bright colour, and right in the middle too, which really catches the eye. Isn't it a lovely feeling knowing that the next colour is not that far away? :)

Susan said...

I do like the colors in Sacrifice. Heavy confetti really does slow you down. Are you thinking of doing it cross country now? You're making amazing progress on Loneliness of Autumn. It is fun to watch the bones of the scene appear as you stitch each color.

Pamela said...

I like both of these! The blue and green are very attractive and I love how the second one is developing.

BeingBored89 said...

Even though you feel like you didn't make a lot of progress on your first project, the second one is looking amazing! I can't wait to see how that one progresses!