This doesn't often happen, but in the last few days, the number of WIPs in this house has started to annoy me.
Partly it is frustration at work. The nature of my work is ongoing. There's always a back-log, because collection building is about the future there's rarely an immediate pay-off even when a project is completed, and we just don't have enough people to do what we need to do. Everything is juggled so little bits get done at a time and it takes ages to finish even small projects - and I'm the head juggler. Also, new volunteers and temporary staff are all starting new projects, which means there are a lot of balls in the air right now. I can't really control those things much, but I can clean up the at home projects to get the satisfaction of time control and a job well done.
Also, I'm facing seven weeks of having some extra time. If the flood waters recede, Mum is going to South West Rocks on Friday and I will join her in late July for a few weeks and then bring her home. That's a few extra hours in a day. There are a couple of things planned, like a website for family history stuff, getting my paperwork in order etc., but I reckon even then there will be an hour most days when I can knit and relax.
So with those motivating forces taken into consideration, Winter 2009 will be a WIP wipeout.
So far 5 prs of socks, 2 hats, 2 jumpers, 2 cardigans, 2 vests and a blanket are in the WIPeout pile. I suspect there are other items lurking and will recommence excavation this evening, take some photos and properly assess each item. Then I'll work out some sort of schedule and game rules.