Sandy Wiseheart of Knitting Daily fame just had a discussion on her emails and via a poll on why a UFO becomes a UFO. Interesting topic, I thinks to myself, as most WIPs become UFOs for a variety of reasons. My current lack of progress on anything knitting related has more to do with moving than any particular knitting related reason, but I do have several things that are on the needles in a basket or box somewhere and were put there long before moving entered my mind.
Take exhibit a for example: Phildar Zip Cardigan. Absolutely adored this sweater when I started it. Plugged away at it for a long while. Something, or some things , came up in the meantime which I just HAD TO KNIT. Then this got put completely on the backburner and has not really come out since. I still love the cardigan and think it would be totally versatile. I just need to pump myself up enough to get the size 1’s a-clackin.
And then here we have exhibit b: gloves for my sister. I started work on these sometime last summer (that would be summer of ’06). I got an entire glove done but then pooped out on the second. So maybe this is a case of second glove syndrome. I really want these to get done for Christmas this year, but we’ll see how that goes. I make no promises any more.
On to exhibit c: Salina from Rowan Vintage Knits. I tried this one with some Debbie Bliss merino. And not until I was finished did I realize that even though I had the same dye lot, the sleeves were a different color than the rest of the body (!!!). I tried a bunch of things that I had looked up online to fix the problem and decided I might just need to dye it another color completely. That just ended in me being totally overwhelmed and no even sure where to begin, so it went to the closet! In the meantime, I might just move onto doing another rowan pattern, possibly Cherie I in the same magazine.
Finally, we come to the Knit Picks Telemark Ski Sweater, which I still adore. I tried to start it (the directions involve a lot of math to calculate your “perfect” size) but somehow ended up with a GIANT waist band. I think I need to recalculate and re-swatch all in the same day and do some more precise measurements. But not right now, hence the UFO. It was all very bizarre, to say the least.
So right now, I’m plugging away at my mom’s penguin sweater (photos to come when I find my camera in a box somewhere…). By the way, unpacking is going well, slowly but surely and our new house is amazing! I love it so much. God was faithful in a situation that I was just bummed about to provide a wonderful new home where my husband and I can entertain abundantly. Maybe I can put up some pictures, again, when I find my camera.