Love it or Leave it!

Distance sometimes lets you know who’s worth keeping and who’s worth letting go. ~ Anonymous. 

Some how, it’s the last weekend in August. It’s my last big push to liberate at least eight Orphan wips. Earlier in the month, I received the 20th Anniversary Edition of Interweave Knits. It was full of amazing patterns I wanted to cast on immediately. One of my favorites being Bear Lake Pullover for the British Hubby. As I mentally went through yarn bins in my craft room, I had this nagging thought, “You’re supposed to be finishing projects not creating new ones.” This thought has been gnawing on me more as September looms closer, my crafting time seems to be dwindling and my goal of liberating nine Orphan wips was slipping out of my grasp. I’m sure I loved all my projects when I cast on, but with a little distance comes some perspective. If I didn’t love it, it was time to let it go. I didn’t have to look far to find three wips that hadn’t been worked on in over a year.


There was nothing wrong with the yarn or the patterns. I just lost interest in them. I think sometimes I just forget about projects since I have so many wips. These were a Lettuce Cowl, Purple Waves and Malabrigo Champagne. I now have liberated Orphans three, four and five, but wait there’s a bonus number six! This week I wove in ends and gave the Charity Malt a soak.


Update on other wips:

  • Earth & Sky: Five inches completed from the fourth skein join.
  • Portland Bias Scarf: Skein two has 14.11  grams left.
  • Frank in Pairs & Dewberry Dancer: I’m pretty sure these projects are mocking me every time I enter the lounge and glance at the project bags. Must try harder not to make eye contact upon entering the room.

Cats have the funniest poses. I’m not exactly sure what Burt’s up to here. I think he was trying to cool off earlier in the week when it was still very hot.


Six Orphans liberated! I have three days left in August. Can I finish three more projects?

2 thoughts on “Love it or Leave it!

  1. Woo! Way to go getting 6 done. Even if it’s not more, that’s a good amount. But I know you’d like more to be completed. I admire your tenacity getting a blanket done in the recent hot days 😉

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