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.
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Birch entrelac stole
Advent 2010 scarf/shawl
Corelli crocheted laceweight scarf
Knit & crochet hexagon blanket
Not really UFOs as I haven’t started them!
torirot mystery mittens
Leaf it Alone socks
Liquorice & Nougat socks
RaeAnne crocheted cardigan
Rainbow Shetland stole
Fall Anniversary Shawl 2012
Reading from left to right and top to bottom we have:
Birch entrelac stole (not really TV knitting because of the turn and the lace!).
Advent 2010 scarf (I’ve only got 4 more days/patterns to do. Good job, because this thing is HUGE).
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).
Knit and crochet hexagon blanket (yet another blanket).
Knotty gloves (all it needs is a thumb. A thumb. What the hell is wrong with me?! Don’t answer that).
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.
torirot mystery mittens.
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.
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.
Dates and dimensions: 3rd -15th Jan 2014. 56 cm circumference at top of bag, 30 cm from top of bag to base (unstretched).
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.
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.