I finished 2014 with everything off the needles except my sock-yarn blanket. Since that is a project that will take years I am ok with that.
Here it is January 4, and I already have two projects on the go, and a third one itching to be cast on.
I am making myself a sweater, my sister a pair of socks, and I want to make a shawl out of this beautiful teal yarn I won at my Knit Group's Christmas party.
So, I think it is safe to say I am on the way up. I am feeling better, actually getting out of my pajamas for the first time in two days. I had a good swim, took down the Christmas decorations, and did the dishes.
Tomorrow I am spending with a boisterous two-year old so I will be in bed early tonight. I have the Duplo by the front door so I think I am set. I am hoping she will have a good long nap so I can get some knitting in too.
So, back to my WIPs, or Works-in-Progress.
It reminds me of a post by Rubber Shoes in Hell about being a work-in-progress. Many people decide on January 1 to make resolutions about how to improve themselves. I stopped doing that years ago. It seemed like a set-up from the get go.
But being a WIP is something I can get my head around. In fact, I think I can be any number of WIPs.
So I am gonna work on a lot of projects this year: writing, knitting, spinning, swimming, camping, mothering, communicating, sorting, praying, socializing, gardening, acting, being braver, loving.
It is not about changing, it is about doing.
One day at a time. One WIP at a time. One moment at a time.
I can do this.
I am a Work-in-Progress.
I don't plan to ever be done.