Annette's Acre

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December 29th, 2011 by Annette

A Dose of Reality

Last year, I spent a couple of days organizing The Stash.  I sorted, shifted, alphabetized, labelled, bagged and boxed for more hours than I care to admit.  Today, I spent a couple hours tidying up and putting away purchases from the last year.

It wasn’t *that* bad – I did do some thru the year and drastically reduced my stashed purchases.

A couple things I learned while tidying today:

  • I really like Mill Hill kits
  • I bought significantly less yarn this year, but still could use another box to store
  • I could stitch nothing but small kits (for example, the previously mentioned Mill Hill kits) and be quite busy for a couple years.  At least.

In preparation for the WIPocalypse starting on Sunday, I decided to take some time to catalog my actual WIPs.  See, I’d made my list strictly from memory… of what I *knew* was started and that I wanted to finish.

I thought I’d find about 30.  Maybe 35, tops.


I found 46.

Oh wait…. make that 47.

Holy cow.  I’d have to finish my entire WIPocalypse list to even approach 35.

Based on these findings and the fact that the year is quickly drawing to a close, I’ve made a couple adjustments to my List.  I added the two pieces (A Good Marriage and my Mirabilia Mermaid RR) I’d hoped to finish before year end as my optimism evidently knew no bounds on those.  I also eliminated all but one new start from the list.  Given the plan is to finish it next year (the monthly CCN Cottages), I’m leaving it on.

Now, I’m off to add a page with the full list…’ll be on one of the fancy tabs above  🙂



2 Responses to “A Dose of Reality”
  1. Good luck with your WIPapocalypse! I don’t even want to think about how many WIPs or UFOs I own 🙂

  2. I’m really glad you told me you were doing this. Looking through my own really helped me get a better idea where I need to go this next year in my stitching. I have a LOT of TWs in my WIPs!