Hey all! I’m resurrecting WIP Wednesday today. WIP stands for work in progress and boy do I seem to be collecting them.
The month of May has found me buried in my bedroom with a crochet hook in one hand, yarn in the other and a project draped over my lap. If you’ve been following my Instagram then you’d know that I have a basket full of goodies and enough yarn being bought that my son has emphatically stated that I need a 12 step program. LOL.
Here’s the thing though, I’ve been getting project ideas and their corresponding recipients from the leading of the Holy Spirit. Sounds a bit strange, but hear me out. We’ve heard often from the pulpit “use what is in your hand” or “what is in your cupboard” when it comes to using your talents/gifts for God. THIS is what I have.
Here’s how things play out….kinda…I start a project and HE whispers to me that it needs to go to ________ (fill in the blank). My response usually is “really?! but…..” and in the end I reconcile myself to that and move on. Currently I have 5 shawls that have that particular scenario and I hope to have at least one of them (maybe even 2) done by the weekend and then they can go to their new home. Some of them I’ve actually started for myself, and then had to re-orient myself to giving them away.
There have also been times where God has said “You need to make something for _______ (fill in the blank)” and has left the execution of the project to my discretion. that being said my latest project under this umbrella had me prevaricating quite a lot over the kind of yarn to be used, so much so, that He worked a miracle and I got all the yarn that I needed for the project for a nickle! That’s right a whole 5 cents. Crazy! But that is story to go with the afghan and will share once it has been given to it’s recipients.
So in the spirit of disclosure, though not full as I didn’t have time take pictures of ALL my WIPs, (I have 2 more at home) here are the projects currently on my hook: (Note-the 4 shawls are patterns from Elk Studio , the baby blanket is from Mary Maxim, the wrap I found on Ravelry, and the “Nickle” blanket is from Red Heart.)