UFO Friday

UFO Friday

Well, now I’ve got the Winter 2015 commissioned knitting done I’ve turned back to my abandoned projects! My aim is to work on one or two each week until I’ve finally finished them. Or made up my mind to abandon them all together (already done that this year).

So, the first UnFinished Object to be resurrected is the “Iznik, I heart you” shawl I started back in … woah … March this year!

iznik clue 2 mid row 55
Paused mid-row 55 (Clue 2)

As you can see, I paused mid-row to photograph my progress. Or lack of it.

Just got to keep plugging away, I suppose!


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!

(UFOs) Unfinished Found Objects

(UFOs) Unfinished Found Objects

In a fit of peak I decided to tackle my two boxes of unfinished objects.  (In my defence, they are small boxes)

box of ufos (by dyedinthewool)

With courage in hand, I went through the boxes to determine what to persist with and what to abandon.

Turns out, most of the space was taken up with single balls and skeins of yarn, not abandoned projects!

After I’d removed the yarn to a safe distance, I decided that these were the projects worth continuing with:

UFO montage (by dyedinthewool)

Clockwise from top left: preemie waistcoat, Knotty glove, Boudica sock, Guided by Love sock, Modular tank, crochet blanket

Not too bad, is it?  Plus there’s the Anniversary shawl (two clues to go), the Gusset Heel socks (just need to finish the ribbing) and the crochet shrug.

I wonder if I set one day a week aside to work on these UFOs I’d be able to stick to it and finish them?

And now for something more personal …

For medical reasons, I’m currently being weaned off some rather important pills.  The withdrawal is Not. Fun.  I’m trying to keep myself “connected” with outside world by being on Plurk and Ravelry, but my blog-reading and blog-writing has suffered for it.  I’m trying to keep up with people’s blogs but if I haven’t commented recently, don’t take it personally.  I’m hoping that these side-effects will start to ease soon (the tremors are new and particularly fun!) and I’ll be around a bit more.

And finally

A subject close to my heart (and the most political I’ve been on this blog since July 2005)

365:182 L is for (by dyedinthewool)