Friday, July 3, 2009

Attack of the UFOs!

Yesterday I stumbled upon the perfect summer pattern, Windansea:

For me, there is nothing better than the perfect floppy hat, and frankly I think I found it with this pattern. It simple and unassuming, what more does a girl need in a summer hat? After just one glance at Windansea I knew that I had to run out to the yarn store immediately after work to get the yarn to start.

It wasn't until after I had wound and swatched the yarn that, upon searching for an empty project bag, I realized that I have way too many UFOs (UnFinished Objects) in my project basket. Out of simple curiosity, I decided to pull everything out and take quick inventory:

Yikes! We've got...
  • Twist & Shout, one sleeve and assembly short of finished
  • Two original hats. One was commissioned by a co-worker in December; the other needs only about an inch to be completed but requires me to wind a second skein of yarn
  • Baby hat and booties, which are for my good friend's child that was born in May. Hat needs about 3-4 inches more, the booties need to be hemmed
  • In the Pink, which I put down just as I was to begin the home stretch, the edging
  • And of course the mitts that I am making for my Knit Knack buddy for our One Skein Exchange
  • Pictured also is Windansea, which, being the ever optimist, I'm hoping will break my nasty UFO pattern
And Just to be fair, here's my list of FO (Finished Objects) for 2009:
  • Shalom (which technically hasn't been blocked yet)

It's a sad, sad day when a knitter realizes that she has more UFOs then FOs for the entire year. But honestly, could you really blame me for wanting to start Windansea, especially once I was Seduced by the yarn color, Sorcery?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to see a new blog post from you! I love the hat, you'll rock it!