Overwhelmed by WIPs

It had to happen some time but I think I've finally reached that point where I've got a few too many WIPs on the needles. I know my stitchy friend Lara would agree as she helped me discover quite of few of them when we did a tidy up of my stash when she was visiting last autumn.

Lara helped me sort my WIPs and "next projects" into a specific bin for me to work from.

Lara helped me sort my WIPs and "next projects" into a specific bin for me to work from.

While I've been working away on a number of projects, as you can expect there wasn't too much forward momentum happening on any of them. I've had to adjust tacks and streamline my rotation of projects and now I'm pleased with how things are progressing (minor mistakes discovered notwithstanding).

Way to stash-bust! Hold two strands together and knit an afghan on big needles... This is Garter Squish by Stephen West - although in my excitement to get going on it I forgot to do the rolled edge noted in the pattern. Oops...

Way to stash-bust! Hold two strands together and knit an afghan on big needles... This is Garter Squish by Stephen West - although in my excitement to get going on it I forgot to do the rolled edge noted in the pattern. Oops...

It probably helps that a fair number of them are garter stitch, which right now seems to make me unbelievably happy. There's a comfort to garter stitch - it's familiar and squishy and dependable. Perfect for mindless knitting, you can just keep knitting without having to pay too much attention to the pattern (or any at all if you want to inadvertently omit part of it as I've just discovered I've done).

More cotton and another blanket - hmm... a theme with me right now, in addition to the garter stitch. This is the Munchkin Blanket by Amy Swenson and has been lovely to knit.

More cotton and another blanket - hmm... a theme with me right now, in addition to the garter stitch. This is the Munchkin Blanket by Amy Swenson and has been lovely to knit.

I'm still at the garter stitch portion of Rachel's new shawl design too. The rhythm of the garter stitch is keeping me calm while I "just keep knitting, just keep knitting" - and slowly chip away at projects, and my stash! 

All wound up and ready to go. Maybe my next theme will be colourwork?

All wound up and ready to go. Maybe my next theme will be colourwork?

But I think it will be time for something new soon. How about you?