Hello everyone! I hope you’re well. WIPocalypse is the monthly check-in SAL hosted by Measi on her blog, and via the Facebook group – we welcome all enablers! Click on the icon to the right to learn more.
- Use Genoa & Wales for Extra Credit piece (500 stitches) NOPE – used Nantucket Rose instead
- Complete first fairy in Shakespeare’s Fairies YEP
- Stitch Hello April AND Hello May NOPE
- Work on Coffee Quaker every day in April ALMOST
While I didn’t get to many goals (I’ve gone right off the Sandra Santas, surprisingly) I did hit nearly every April #magicalstitches challenge and got a lot of progress in on various pieces. There’s over 800 more in Nantucket Rose (and I reached the far side, so this is as wide as it gets) and 2800 plus in Shakespeare’s Fairies. I also started Cloudsfactory Labyrinth and the Mill Hill Celestial Sleigh. That one’s been a PITA as the kit was missing some items, so substitution city. First time I’ve ever been disappointed in a MH kit.
- Stitch Hello April AND Hello May AND Hello June
- Continue working on Coffee Quaker daily
- Finish the second fairy in Shakespeare’s Fairies
- Knock off a couple more “ultimate” stitch challenges
April 28 – Talk to us about your longest-running WIP or UFO. Mine would be the Teresa Wentzler Tapestry Cat design. I brought it for myself as a Christmas present back in 2003, when I was working at Air New Zealand. I vastly underestimated the number of quarter stitches and back stitch, and while I own a lot of TW charts, I’ve only ever completed Misty, one of the Rocking Horses! I’ve also started Noah’s Ark, and stopped at the over one. Now that I’ve completed Arezzo over one, I think I will be able to press on with the Ark at least. TC? Well, he’s nearly done, probably only another 2500 stitches in him, and I’d estimate the border is about at the quarter-way mark. There’s a LOT of backstitch.
SFS is still in the red, thanks to a market find. Oh, well. Hopefully some of the May challenges will lead to finishes so I can claim!
7 thoughts on “April WIPocalypse”
The tapestry cat is so close! I’d start the backstitch now and do the top border, at least.
I kind of have, & it’s a lesson learnt. I BS as I go now! Just trying to tie some in to #magicalstitches so I really feel I’m getting ahead, and not just plodding along.
I love the question of the longest unfinished item. My mother died at 92 with an unfinished sweater she had been knitting for me as a baby!
She wins, no question about it!
Great post. My longest-running WIP/UFO is also by Teresa Wentzler – Peacock Tapestry.
My second is also a TW! Noah’s Ark conversion for my second son. Who has just turned 16…. it may be done before he has children!