Posts Tagged ‘WIPs’

Five Fine Reasons to Frog Your Crochet

Posted in Fun Ramblings on February 4th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 29 Comments

Well, hello again! Every day we have more interest in this year-long challenge. The Ravelry thread is pretty lonely. I’ll try to drum up some business there, but go ahead and link over, too.

Today we’re going to talk about the other side of WIPs and UFOs: calling it quits and getting your yarn back! Just need to let you know – this is a completely valid solution. If you have a WIP or UFO you’re just done with, by all means, frog it and enter the challenge! This froggy talk was inspired by the fabulous JodieBodie who asked “What criteria do you use when deciding to frog a project?”

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8 Great Tips to Conquer Your WIPs!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on January 27th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 1 Comment

Hey hey hey! I’m so glad to see that we’ve gotten some interest in this year-long challenge. Be sure to check us out on Ravelry, where I’m trying to get some discussion and project-sharing going. Did I mention there will be prizes? PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES! But the true prize is the satisfaction of knowing you’ve either finished your WIPs or you’ve reclaimed some yarn that was previously tied up in a languishing project!

The purpose of today’s post is to provide different strategies to get us working on our WIPs and UFOs. I got most of these wonderful ideas from the amazing Crochet Spot commenters! Another great source was the KnottyGirls KnitCast, episode 26. If you’re into knitting & yarny podcasts, definitely give it a try! Ready for the tips? Let’s go!

Photo modified from welshkaren via flickr.  License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

Photo modified from welshkaren via flickr. License


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Finish in ’15! The Year-Long, WIP/UFO Challenge on Crochet Spot

Posted in Fun Ramblings on January 24th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 29 Comments

Hello, Crochet Spotters! I have something I think you’re going to love! In my recent post Tackle Your Crocheted Works in Progress in 2015, I began a conversation about getting all those UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) and WIPs (Works In Progress) out of your life! These things need to become either FOs (Finished Objects) or yarn that you can use for something else! To get us all motivated to finish or rip back, I am creating a Crochet Spot UFO/WIP Year-Long Challenge for 2015! Yes, there will be prizes!

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Tackle Your Crocheted Works in Progress in 2015!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on January 4th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 14 Comments

The year is changing and it’s time to look around and take stock of what you have and what you actually want in your life. This includes your not-yet-done crochet projects, known as UFOs (un-finished objects) as well as your WIPs (works in progress).

Image modified from Justin See and Natalia Wilson, both via flickr.  License & License.

Image modified from Justin See and Natalia Wilson, both via flickr. License & License.


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Share Your CAL Progress Pictures Here!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on November 2nd, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Have you been stitching away on your projects for the Quick and Easy Holiday Crochet Along? Not done yet? Don’t worry. You’re so not alone! That’s why we call it a crochet along! I have been stitching in my rare free moments, and I guess I chose the largest project on the list, but I really wanted the vest, and besides, it is really pretty and really easy! πŸ˜€

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Here is a photo of my work in progress. It’s getting there!

I’m not done yet, but I still wanted to share my pictures! I am hoping this will propel me forward and get me to finally finish this project! πŸ™‚ The thing is, during CALs, you’re also supposed to share questions, advice, and comments on others’ projects! I thought I would start this conversation here in the comments so that we can (hopefully) chat back and forth.

Please share your progress pictures online – share here, on your facebook page, instagram, twitter, flickr, Ravelry, and even email to Rachel! Copy and paste the link here in the comments. Please note, this comment thread is only for progress pictures. It won’t enter you for the CAL prize. It’s just for fun!

“You go girl” & “Right on” comments to one and all are especially appreciated! πŸ˜€ You can even bookmark this page and check back often! πŸ™‚ Now, go take a picture of your project and post it… Now! πŸ™‚