So, I hear you ask, what's up with that - more than halfway through February, and no WIPocalypse yet? Well, there is a perfectly good
excuse reason for that, but we'll get to that a little bit later. First, there is the question of last month to deal with - Describe your stitching style – are you a one-at-a-time stitcher? Do you
stitch on rotation? Are you a chaos wrangler? Are you comfortable in
your current stitching style, or are you still searching for that
stitching zen? I think I'm somewhere between rotation and chaos. Definitely not one-at-a-time! I try to work my projects in ten hour increments, with one being in focus and getting every other slots, but most of the time - right now is a prime example - things keep happening, and deadlines and SALs sneak up on me, and it gets a little chaotic. I feel more comfortable in the less chaotic phases, so I'm trying to get there again, but I don't think I'll ever strictly stick to rotation either - I'm a bit of a free spirit there, hah!
So, confession time. Usually this is the point where I show you my monthly progress on The Loneliness of Autumn, which I am SALing with Rachel (who is all caught up again after falling a little behind last year, so big shout out to her!), but it looks like...now I'm the one falling behind a bit. You see, I'm a bit of a slump with this one. I discovered that the next five colours - and judging by stitches, that's at least half a year of stitching there - are still rather dark and drab, and my current colour (869, a medium brown) is so spread out I rarely get to stitch more than five stitches without dragging it along the back, and then there was a bit of a frogging accident and I completely lost my mojo. I kept putting this post off, thinking I'd get caught up soon, but I just don't think it's happening this month.I'm not too concerned, I know I will get back to it, but for now it feels a little like defeat to show you this - TLoA, where it was supposed to be January 13th (and still is!):
At least I put a little more work into taking this picture, so it's something I guess? XD As you might see (or maybe not), I finished 154, the colour I was working on last time, and made a start on the 869. Of the 2006 stitches, I still have 1671 to go after finishing the first row of pages. Total numbers are 55,394 stitches or 46.63% done.
There are a couple of things I want to finish at the moment, but after that I'll try to get back into this. Slowly, maybe a length or two at a time, so it might take a while to actually get caught up, but I promise I'm not giving up!