Yes, I know I’m a little late, even for the Chinese New Year.
But hey, I just took my Christmas trees down (and that was early for me!)
So, I hear there are people that only work on one project at a time and some knitters start to panic when they have three on the needles.
I admire any crafter that can stick to one project without getting bored.
Me? Not likely! I have a very short attention span! You know that dog in the movie UP that gets distracted by a squirrel all the time (that squirrel moment)? That’s me!
I come home with a new magazine and I see a design and I have to dive into my stash to cast on (Purple Pullover). I used Berroco Pima Cotton for the lace part and Dye Version Cotton DK for the rest. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/12-pull-jacinthe
Or I come home with new yarn from a knitter’s Fair or the LYS (Local Yarn Shop) and I go on Ravelry to see what I can make with it.
A smart lady once told me that it’s good to have 5 works in progress and I understand and totally agree with that.
One travels in my truck with me (usually a pair of socks that take 6 months to complete). At least one lace project that requires focus and attention and another with a charted detail for the same reason and at least two easy designs for TV knitting.
Let me tell you, I have WAY more UFO’s than 5!
A couple of weeks ago I decided to catalogue my unfinished objects. I figured I had between 40 and 50. Well wasn’t I a little surprised to add them all up to 85 UFO’s.
Yes, that’s right; 85 unfinished knitting objects that are on needles and some have 2 needles attached to them; you do the math!
Now, they are very organized in plastic bins with, labels on them, stacked on top of my shelves with my knitting books.
I know, I know, it’s still 85 UFO’s.
So I decided to challenge myself this year (no it’s not a New Year’s Resolution because I just don’t believe in them). My self imposed challenge is to finish one UFO a week. I have enough to choose from!
So far I’m doing pretty good!
The first week I finished a vest in Rowan Summer Tweed that just needed the bottom lace edging done. The pattern, called Go to market cardigan was in a 2014 Interweave magazine. It’s a pretty cozy vest and I’m glad it’s finished. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/go-to-market-cardigan
Next were two pairs of boot socks that have been on the needles …. A while…
Yarn: Online Supersocke in Tonga and Island colourways.
The socks were followed by the Purl Soho Reversible hat that was started 2 years ago for a class I taught. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purl-soho-reversible-hat
Not blocked yet in these pictures.
Yarn: Drops Fabel (turquoise and the orange is a fingering yarn from Hungary)
But enough of TV knitting…
This week’s finished UFO was almost 5 years old: Call it Spring, a cardigan pattern by Drops; https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/159-5-call-it-spring-cardigan knit in Rowan Revive.
I also finished Beyond the Dunes knit in SweaterKits Silk Jewel, but that was a class project for the winter 2020 session and technically not on the UFO list. Knit as a fade in three shades of purple.
Silk Jewel is a hand Dyed 100% Silk yarn with a gorgeous drape and has little beads already in it.
Beau helped and kept Vivienne and I company while we were freezing… (Vivienne is our own personal photographer and model; vividopus on Instagram)
Keep checking my blog on www.pvdknittingclub.com to see the progress on my 2020 challenge.
I think I’m ahead right now and have a credit.
Which UFO will be next?