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).
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.
In a fit of peak I decided to tackle my two boxes of unfinished objects. (In my defence, they are small boxes)
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:
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.
A subject close to my heart (and the most political I’ve been on this blog since July 2005)