Friday

Facing my UFOs (UnFinished Objects)

Inspired by Anne's "Finish Fifty" project over at Flax and Twine, I decided to take some time to be honest with myself about the status of my ufos. I knew it was time- that I had hit a saturation point. The thought of buying yarn, starting a new pattern, reading a new magazine... it just made me feel weary, and I knew it was time to do some inner knitterly housekeeping. Here is a dossier of what I found, with Ravelry links:

3. Atlier
6. Mystery Lace Pattern wip?


I need a plan. My husband asked me if I could just only work on these until they are all done, but I don't know... I have three contracted designs in the pipeline, and they are due before I could ever possibly finish all of these projects. So I decided to take a "two steps forward, one step back" approach. Before I cast on one new project, I need to finish two existing projects. I think that is reasonable, and a good motivation to move some of these sleepers along. My hope is that by the end of winter, I will have half a dozen or so wrapped up, and renew that knitterly spring in my step!



8 comments:

  1. Oh my--I have so many WIPs/UFOs that I don't know if I could even find them all. It's just dreadful. Perhaps I will try to account for myself, as you have.

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    1. I will admit there was quite a bit of trepidation when I first thought of pulling *all* of the projects out of hiding, but it has been really good for me to do this. Sometimes things aren't so big as they seem!

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  2. Yay! Congrats on facing the pile. It's so challenging isn't it. I'm still finding it hard to tackle 'em and I set it as my job this year ;)

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    1. You have been an inspiration! I was afraid to at first but it has been a really good exercise for me!

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  3. I made a goal to finish the UFO's I have before starting new ones, so far going pretty well. Then yesterday I went to a really great yarn sale and, well, let's just say I have 3 projects going right now....

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    1. You are way ahead of me... but yes, a fiber fair or yarn sale can just ruin the best-made plans, right? Ah, enjoy your new projects, I bet they are really neat!

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  4. I too am trying to "face the pile"! I've at least resigned to purchase no more yarn for the next 40 days. (lent) and to try to knit everything I have in the house. Good luck to us all!! haha!

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    1. Oh, I like the 40 day idea, that is a good way to go about it. So far I have finished four projects, cast on one new one, and am getting ready to cast on another, so far, so good... but then again, it has only been a week or two ;)

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