- Have you got a never-ending pile of WIPs?
- Do you keep picking up new projects to start before finishing another?
- Have you got to make gifts for Christmas?
- Do you crochet or knit and want to make some progress?
- Do you enjoy taking part in CALs, KALs, MALs and finish-alongs?
- Are you ready to be honest about how many half finished projects you have?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above then you should join the #WIPvember finish-along. Co-hosted by Hannah @andintothetrees, Caroline @poppyseedsbeads, Zahra @tinyanasthetist and myself, Charlie @lovecharlie.co – the #WIPvember finish along runs from 01.11.18 to 30.11.18, and encourages you to grab those pesky WIPs that have been pushed to the bottom of your bag and get them finished. End the year on a high feeling fantastic because you’ve finished your projects. (P.s then you can start 2019 with a fresh list of new WIPs.)
Where is #WIPvember taking place?
So, the finish along is taking place on Instagram, and starts on the 1st November, when we will share our ‘I’m joining’ badges which you can share too to let people know you’re taking part.
Are there prizes?
No, there are no prizes in this CAL/KAL/MAL as it is not a competition, just a safe space where you can be honest about how many WIPs you have and what you want to get finished. We will provide support and tips and tricks to help you get on, and at the end of each week throughout #WIPvember we will share a collage of your WIPs that you have shared on Instagram…
How will we know what you’ve shared?
Well you can use the hashtag #WIPvember on your WIPs and FOs throughout November we will pick up on your posts. Feel free to use any other hashtags you like, but this is the hashtag we will be following. Following a hashtag on Instagram is great fun as any posts with the hashtag will appear on your feed. (Just search for WIPvember and select tags underneath the search bar – then click #wipvember and click follow) It is a great way of meeting new people and making more crafty friends. Also, you can help encourage other WIP-aholics on this challenge by sharing your own knowledge and advice.
How else can you get involved?
You can post your WIP lists to your Instagram stories by sharing this image and over-writing your list. (You can share more than one if your list is too long.)
I can’t wait for the finish-along to get started, I have many WIPs and I’d like to get a few finished before the end of the year. I also need to make a few gifts for Christmas, and if I have time, I’d like to make a few decorations for the tree. I’m also looking forward to seeing how many WIPs other people have, and whether I am normal in having my excessive list.
In my next blog post, I will be sharing some advice on how to set your goals for WIPvember.
Will you be joining?
Love Charlie, Xx