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:
6. Mystery Lace Pattern wip?
12. Girl Friday
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!
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.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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 ;)ReplyDelete
You have been an inspiration! I was afraid to at first but it has been a really good exercise for me!Delete
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....ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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 ;)Delete