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UFO Wall of Shame: February 2014 Edition

A UFO is an UnFinished Object, usually in the context of a fibre craft.
I was doing some moderate redecorating recently and as part of that, I sorted through the ottoman where I keep my works in progress. Well, that’s the idea, anyway. In truth it’s a repository for UFOs and the top of the lid is where the WIPs live.

Without further ado, here’s my Wall of Shame.

(There is a gallery of images next. I don’t know if it will show up in your feed reader. If it doesn’t, hop on over to the full site. Ta)

Reading from left to right and top to bottom we have:

  1. The overview.
  2. Birch entrelac stole (not really TV knitting because of the turn and the lace!).
  3. Advent 2010 scarf (I’ve only got 4 more days/patterns to do. Good job, because this thing is HUGE).
  4. Corelli crocheted laceweight scarf (it was a mystery crochet along. Not sure what I was thinking but I’d abandoned it and had planned on ripping it out. I’ve changed my mind and will, at some time, pick it up again).
  5. Knit and crochet hexagon blanket (yet another blanket).
  6. Knotty gloves (all it needs is a thumb. A thumb. What the hell is wrong with me?! Don’t answer that).
  7. Two not-really-UFOs (I haven’t started them) that were in the box; a cowl to match my Mini Argyle hat/mittens and a crocheted washcloth.
  8. torirot mystery mittens.
  9. Leaf it Alone socks (my own design that are finished apart from weaving in ends and tacking some things down). I’m hoping to release this as a pattern and I’m being cagey in case I submit it somewhere.
  10. Liquorice & Nougat socks (my own version of my Strawberries and Cream pattern).
  11. RaeAnne crocheted wrap top (didn’t realise how much I’d done on it!).
  12. Rainbow Shetland stole (this doesn’t see much action because it’s knitted lace – i.e. lace patterning on every row).
  13. Rooiboos/Swartboos long line waistcoat (just one armhole and the neckline welts to do).
  14. Fall Anniversary 2012 shawl (this is supposed to be a gift for someone in return for a knitting-related RAK. Good job they don’t know I’m doing this!).

You’ve already seen one item that has gone from UFO to FO (finished object) status in the Trilobite socks. Let’s see how many more I can knock off this list!

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FO: Orbital Dishcloth

FO: Orbital Dishcloth

Quick crochet FO.

Orbital crocheted dishcloth
Orbital crocheted dishcloth

Pattern: Orbital Dishcloth by Stacey Winklepleck

Hook: 4.0 mm (G)

Size:

orbital cloth fo1
Notes:

White and green/brown/white Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn.

I need to work on carrying the yarns up because that’s not pretty!

Reverse of washcloth
Reverse of washcloth

I made a couple of mistakes, especially in the later rounds, so it has a tendency to roll in on itself, but it’s only a dishcloth so I’m not sweating it.

FO: Crocheted Spiral Motif Bag

FO: Crocheted Spiral Motif Bag

You know what? I might be getting the hang of this crochet thingy!

Spiral motif bag - now with added fruit!
Spiral motif bag – now with added fruit!

Pattern and project: Crochet Spiral Motif Bag by LisaJedi Gwinner. My Ravelry Project Link.

Spiral motif bag
Spiral motif bag

Yarn and hook(s): Unknown/unlabelled recycled cotton yarn (bought on eBay many moons ago). Approx. sport/double knitting weight. Yardage/meterage unknown. 4 mm hook for main body of bag and 3 mm hook for top and handles.

Spiral motif bag - the motif itself.
Spiral motif bag – the motif itself.

Dates and dimensions: 3rd -15th Jan 2014. 56 cm circumference at top of bag, 30 cm from top of bag to base (unstretched).

Spiral motif bag in repose.
Spiral motif bag in repose.

Notes and modifications:

  • Used 3 mm hook to do top and handles of bag to provide some stability/strength.
  • Due to my lack of crocheting experience, I struggled a little with the start of the bag but I took a deep breath and went one step at a time!
  • I’m going to be interested to see if, as some of my Facebook friends said, this bag continues to grow as it’s used.
Music Monday (with bonus crochet action)

Music Monday (with bonus crochet action)

And by “action” I mean a nearly-completed bag.

Just one more handle to go!
Just one more handle to go!

Today’s music is 7 Seconds by Neheh Cherry and Youssou N’Dour. Even after all this time, it still makes me cry. What can I say? I’m an old softie!

And, for a double bonus, here’s Elton John singing Crocodile Rock with actual (not actual) crocodiles. You can “thank” my dad for the earworm because we were discussing how the muppet versions of everything (A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island et al) were the best versions of those things.

Bits and bobs: 2014 edition Part 1

Bits and bobs: 2014 edition Part 1

I’ve been knitting on things old(ish)

Re-Wrapped Cardigan has part of a sleeve. Terrible quality photo due to poor light conditions
Re-Wrapped Cardigan has part of a sleeve. Terrible quality photo due to poor light conditions

and new

Torirot Mystery Mittens January 2014 - Clue 1 complete
Torirot Mystery Mittens January 2014 – Clue 1 complete

and crocheting up old yarn into something new

Crocheted Spiral Motif bag
Crocheted Spiral Motif bag

and I dug up some washcloths that I don’t think have seen the light of day before

Mysterious slip-stitch bias knit cloth - pattern unknown
Mysterious slip-stitch bias knit cloth – pattern unknown
"Domino" Washcloth. I can't find a source for the pattern anywhere.
“Domino” Washcloth. I can’t find a source for the pattern anywhere.