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Friday, December 30, 2005
While we're waiting for a blasted orange zipper to arrive (can you believe they don't stock 20" orange separating zippers?)....
There are posts all over blogland that are talking about the knits they are starting the beginning of the new year. Some people are saying the knits they start will represent what their 2006 in knitting will be like.
Last year I started a new knit on New Year's weekend and that was pretty representative of my year. New knits. New cast ons. Very few finishes.
I want to finish knits in 2006.
Shall we take a look at some of the UFO's
Handspun singles cabled sweater (Boogie):
I love this sweater. I really do. I think the only reason I put it down was the lust for another sweater. I wish I could remember which one.
Dad's sweater (Boogie):
His Christmas sweater. HA! I knew when I had the idea it was all about buying the yarn. It was my lust for filling another large rubber made tub of yarn and not the goal of Christmas sweaters. I will get them done, maybe before next Christmas.
Anj's Retro Prep (IK Fall 2002):
This is probably the closest to being completed. The arms are already done and I'm working on the body increases. I'm only 3-4 inches away from joining the arms and working the yoke.
This is my favorite sweater of the 4. The yarn the pattern. It's all lovely and I hope I get this finished before winter is over.
Baby sweater (boogie)
This was to be a Christmas present. As soon as I seamed up one side I knew it was too tiny. I think I'll finish it and hang on to it for a doll sweater to give to M next year. Maybe I can come up with something to match for a complete outfit. There, I'm so far ahead I have one 2006 Christmas gift almost done.
2 ripply scarves:
Abandoning a scarf is self explanatory right?
I'll get back to them someday
Looks pitiful doesn't it. I hated knitting this. First I thought it was that the weather was too hot for mohair. Then I thought I just didn't love it. Now I know that Denise needles are torture for me. I do everything at breakneck speed and the Denise needles slow me down with their sticky cables. I'll be getting some new needles and I'll see if I finish this.
We hashed that out a few days ago. Do we really need to look at them again? Absolutely nothing has changed and there are still lonel socks.
I think that's it. Although I'm sure I'll find some UFO I've thrown in a dark corner. These are the projects I need to finish. Or at least knit a few rows on each. Then I can move on to the next project.
If you want to see what I did accomplish in 2005 you can take a look at My finished object page.
Happy New Year everyone!
May your knits be plentiful!