I’m moving soon, and my UFOs (unfinished objects) are going to need some sorting. I started this post by just making a mental list of these items and feeling confident I knew firmly all of the things that I have unfinished. Ha. When I actually went to my knitting room to obtain some photographic evidence I realized I had been fooling myself about many items.
I have a Minimalist Cardigan lurking in there, with all but the top of the sleeves knitted. I have a pair of mostly done Fair Isle mittens that I was knitting to match my Zooey hat pattern. I have a mostly done Bandana Cowl that I paused on when I realized the skein of yarn was not going to make the whole thing, despite it being within 2 yards of the yardage recommended by the pattern.
I will definitely finish the Minimalist Cardi. It’s 85 percent done, and I do still like it, so that’s a keeper. I originally stopped when I ran out of yarn on the sleeves. I purchased a new skein, but rather than ripping back some on each sleeve and striping, I plan to be brazen and just continue knitting, because the dye lots look identical. It’s called Yucca Mix. And no, I’m not one of those smarties that keeps track of all my dye lots in Ravelry. Sigh. See how it’s in the seafoam/aqua/blue greens family? Big surprise! I’ve been purchasing that color for years I guess, because I got that back in 2007.
I should (here I go…shoulding all over myself) finish the mittens to match the Zooey hat since I don’t own any mittens and they’re mostly done. But I don’t actually own a Zooey hat either (I gave them all away), so matching something that doesn’t exist for me seems not so urgent.
The Bandana Cowl will be frogged. It may live on as something else, or I may alter the pattern. The yarn is Terra in the color Acorn. It’s 98 yards of Aran weight in merino, alpaca, and silk and is much more gorgeous than shown.
I don’t know how those Koigu socks got so tangled. I think I took them off the needles to cast on another pair of socks and they just got shoved around in a couple of moves. I should have just purchased more 40″ size 0 needles. I think I’ll try to save what I can and cut the knit part from the tangle, and the untangled balls from the mess too.
The sweater is a Wicked out of CEY Renaissance. I can’t believe I can remember these details because that baby is from probably 2005. The yarn is recycled wool, I think, and it feels a little weird. I definitely have enough left in the stash to finish it. Maybe one of these days. That I won’t rip just yet… At least I made a note to myself that I was knitting it on size 6 needles. The yarn is discontinued now. Eesh.
The Sky Sweater is all done except some skinny arm bands, blocking, and weaving in ends. That one is no biggie.
The Garter Stitch Mitts I was making two at a time on two different size 4 needles (no idea why) and I realized since I added length, I was going to run out of yarn before they were wide enough. Those can be frogged. That Blue Sky Alpaca Sportweight is too yummy to discard.
The cotton napkin will be finished, but I robbed it of its needles (size 5 if I’m remembering correctly). I made a few cotton napkins last summer. They never got publicity in the form of a Ravelry project or blog post, but we use them all the time. They’re made with Rowan Purelife Cotton DK. It’s not very absorbent, unfortunately, but it’s very soft.
The Noro Striped Scarf is about 90% done. This should really be finished, and before fall. No idea about the color numbers. Maybe I’ll find the ball bands in the move.
I think I also have some kind of baby bib started out of some Jil Eaton Cottontail yarn from over a year ago. Since I am in the process of incubating a human, I may or may not finish this one. It seems more decorative than absorbent or useful.
Not pictured: I have a pair of socks that someone at the weekly knit night gave me to finish. They’re on double points… Looking back, I shouldn’t have taken them on. I could switch to magic loop, but knitting them one at a time might give me second sock syndrome. I have a pair of plain socks out of Noro that I was knitting for an ex before we parted ways. Those can safely be frogged. That means “unraveled” for those that are less familiar with knit speak.
When I first started making that list I was feeling confident that I only had a couple of things. The reality was much more frightening, but it was time to face up to it anyway. Aside from these things, I’m pretty sure all of my WIPs are accurate on my project page. I have knit on all of those things within the last two weeks and the only thing not shown is something that is secret and will be a present. Does anyone out there have a rule for UFOs? I’m out of control, but maybe this post can make some of you out there feel better about your UFOs.