Friday, May 25, 2007


One of the reasons I started this Blog was to document my knitting progress. I find it easy to start a project and then find it difficult to finish it. I have quite a few projects that are partially done. One of my New Year's resolutions was to get those projects completed.

Here is a (partial) list of the UnFinished Objects. (For all of you non-knitters, this is referred to as UFOs.)

1) The Chanel-ish Cardigan Jacket from Greetings from the Knit Cafe. This is a sweater for Tate that I started in November of last year. The yarn is Knit Picks Swish in Sand Dune and Coast Grey. I have the body and one sleeve completed and have about 3/4 of the second sleeve finished. I am dangerously low on the grey yarn. I hope I have enough to get the whole sweater done. The finished sweater has a crochet embellishment, and I'm certain I will have to order more of it. I just want to have the same dye lot for the body of the sweater.
2) The Ribby Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns. This is supposed to be for me. I'm wondering if it will fit me. I might just give it to my daughter, Caitlin. The yarn is Cascade 220 worsted in Cranberry. All pieces are knit except for I'm about 1/2 way done with the second sleeve. (I'm beginning to see a pattern here.) I can't remember when I started knitting this one.
3) Ruffles Scarf from Scarf Style in a chocolate brown Jo Sharp yarn. It's about six feet long. Maybe I should just bind off this pup and cross it off the list.
4) EZ's Surplice Baby Jacket from Vogue Knitting Spring Summer 2007 in a blue Koigu KPPPM. The increases are perplexing me.
5) The Hyde Park Pullover by Elizabeth Morrison in a lovely flecked green yarn from Ireland. This sweater is also just missing the last bit of the second sleeve and the collar, which needs to be picked up. This is a sweater for me.
6) Fetching glovelets, from Knitty is a lovely pea green. One finished. The other half finished.
7) Lizard Ridge blanket from Knitty Fall 2006. I absolutely love this pattern. It is so beautiful. I have two squares completed and was working on a third. But, since I recently found out how hard it will be for me to obtain Noro yarn, I think I'm going to rip these out and use the precious yarn on another project. I really wanted to make this for my son, Dustin. But, alas, it's too much of a pain in the ass to get the yarn.
8) Branching Out from Knitty in black Elsebeth Lavod Silky Wool. I haven't gotten much of this one done. I'm new to lace knitting.
9) Socks for me in Lorna's Laces Watercolor for me. I'm just on the toe decreases on the first sock. I like to use the Knitter's handy Book of Patterns for making socks.
I have also knitted up a portion of Janda from Knitty. But, it looks friggin' HUGE and the yarn I used is this fabulous hand dyed yarn from Bonkers. This needs to be ripped out and the yarn used for a different project. The yarn has beautiful blues, purples and greens in it. It reminds me of the colors in a Monet painting.

Another project that needs to be ripped out is the Kimono Cardigan from Dovetail designs.
I got some really great yarn from The Yarn Barn in Lawrence for this sweater. It was a bulk yarn (no manufacturer.) I've made a few mistakes and just need to start over on this one.

Well, that is just a PORTION of the UFOs in my knitting studio. Hopefully, I can keep track of my progress and dig myself out of this mess. This weekend, I hope to get the body of the Chanel-ish Cardigan Jacket blocked. And work on that damned second sleeve.

1 comment:

supertee said...

I like the Hyde Park pullover and the kimono cardigan. Maybe I could do one or both of these.