Or I Have Nothing Else to Show You But My Dad’s Cardigan and That’s Getting a Bit Dull.
Note: this post originally started out as “UFO Monday”. Yeah. Life got in the way. It nearly ended up as UFO Monday again! Enjoy!
P.S., Yes I know it’s Friday and my title says Thursday. It’s been a long week!
I am a perpetual starter.
I love the rush of a new project, new discovery, new yarn and a new pattern. I knit like woman possessed for about a week and then … it … all … just ……..
As a consequence, I have some abandoned safely stored projects.
I did a review of them a while back but for my own mind, I wanted a more comprehensive survey of what I have and what there is to do on them.
The frustrating thing about my lack of attention to these projects is that the majority could be done in a fortnight (or even faster) if only I concentrated on them, one-at-a-time.
So, here’s the run-down!
Swan Lake Stole
Completed: Charts A to H
To Do: Charts I and J. Wash seventeen times to remove the rancid oil smell and block this mo’fo’ to hades.
Really looking forward to finishing this. Even if I never wear it, it’s a frickin’ work of art!
Mystery Shawl 3/Moss Shawl
Completed: Main body of shawl, and over half of edging.
To Do: remainder of edging, blocking.
Started this in 2005. That’s not a typo. See that crescent shape on the left-hand side of the photo? That’s all the border that I have to finish. Apparently I don’t want to wear this shawl.
My mum’s Little Child’s Socks
Completed: 1st sock
To Do: Rip out toe of first sock, extend the foot length by a couple of centimetres, knit second sock.
Made the foot too small, so I put it away to think about what it had done. Then I nicked the needles I was using for something else. I’ll be giving these to my mum in summer. Yeah.
My On Your Toes socks
Completed: 1st sock
To Do: 2nd sock – easy, right?!
1st sock took me practically no time at all but I just haven’t got around to casting on for the second one. I suspect this will be the first project back on the needles after I’m done with my dad’s cardigan.
Strawberry Joe hat
Completed: 7 repeats
To Do: 2 more repeats, graft ends together. Wear. Style.
I need to concentrate on this project because of the patterning and the short rows. Should be pretty easy to finish in a day or two.
Camo Convertible Mittens (were for my mum, are now for me).
Completed: 1st mitten and some ribbing on the second
To Do: remainder of second mitten
Too big for my mum, so I made her a pair of Fetching mittens instead. Really like the pattern and they’ll be perfect for me when I venture out into the real world!
Completed: The first sock
To Do: the second sock (duh!)
Love this pattern and the sock fits amazingly well. I need to pay attention with these socks, so the first one took me forever. Concerted effort needs to be applied for the second!
Modular Lace-up Tank Top from Elann.com
Completed: 6 tiers on smaller sized needles
To Do: 7th and final tier on smaller needles and 3 more tiers with larger needles, upper bodice modules, garter stitch edging, and fastening treatment.
I stopped liking this for a while and was considering ripping it out, but I think I’ve fallen back in love with it. The squares take very little time to knit so I think setting a target of a few squares a day and it would be done in no time!
So, all-in-all, not a bad number of unfinished items, but more that I would like. As soon as I’ve finished my dad’s cardigan (the fronts of which are nearly complete, by the way), I’m going to work on a design or two, so it will be the ideal opportunity to knock a couple of these on the head.
Wow. Chatty, aren’t I? I’ll keep it brief next time. (Yeah, right!)
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