First, a quick refresh of the memory.
Here’s where I started with the Birch stole two weeks ago:
And here’s where I’m up to now:
I’m going to go ahead and add this to my WIP pile since I have now memorised the lace pattern (and almost memorised the side triangles).
So, I now have a vacancy in the “UFO slot”. Please welcome the Iznik I Heart You shawl:
Terrible photo, but you get the idea! It’s lace knitting with beads so it is not TV-knitting. This is “Sitting bolt upright in a chair with good lighting and maybe a podcast on but absolutely no TV” knitting. Hence the UFO status!
We shall see whether the next 7 days can add to my progress on this potentially-lovely piece of knitting…
I’ve come to the conclusion, after tripping over yet another half-finished project that should be in the WIP Ottaman, that I have too many UnFinished Objects.
The plan is to shame myself into working on them by picking one UFO per week and working on it for 7 days, then switching to another UFO. I’m hoping that this technique will stop me from getting bored (a perennial problem). We shall see…
This week’s project hasn’t been a UFO for very long, but it still counts! It’s the Stephen West 2014 mystery shawl, Exploration Station.
I worked on it a little last night, so here’s where it is as of 11 am-ish today.
I’m going to alternate the UFO of the Week with any WIP (Works in Progress). Again, in theory!
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.