76 UFOs led the big parade…
Ok, maybe not 76…but you’re getting the drift. One side effect of having all of these projects on the needle is that I’ve had to replace needles when I wanted to cast on for a new project and the needle was in use. Sure, a thrifty crafter would just finish the project or rip it out. But not me. So if these projects ever get off of their needles, I’m going to have a hell of a lot of pointy sticks lying around.
Big Freaking Socks Chances of being completed (if I get yarn): 100%. Chances of me getting the yarn: 45%
I should have put in a pair of regular knit socks in the picture for perspective. These, my dear friends, are some big freaking socks! Trekking XXL. US size 0 needles. 120 stitches per round. US Size 13 men’s foot. OMFG. I made these low rider socks, cuz realistically I knew I’d never finish a higher pair at this size. And if you look closely, you’ll see how darn close I am to finishing these things. Just a cuff away on the second sock…and I ran out of yarn! Gah! I have also come to the realization that my husband will wear these once (when I give them to him) and then never again. The things we do for love.
Small Silk Lace Stole Chances of being completed: 0%
Who knew I could abandon 100% silk yarn? This is Handmaiden yarn…it feels lovely, but I just wasn’t feeling the stitch patten. Even if I wanted to pick it up again, I can’t remember what pattern I was using. And because it’s nubbly yarn, I’m dreading the frogging. But it’s too pretty to waste…a ripping I must go – eventually.
Icarus Shawl Chances of being completed: 1%
My Icarus shawl. I love the pattern, but realized that the highly varigated yarn is just not what I want. I should have known…but I had the yarn in the stash. I got to the point that the pattern repeats got a little boring and the yarn was really showing how it was NOT meant to be a lacy shawl. But that’s a lot of knitting in there! I don’t have another use for the yarn right now so I have a feeling this one will sit in it’s UFO status for awhile as I can’t bring myself to rip it out, but I can’t bring myself to finish it either.
Last day of the parade is tomorrow with UFOs that might actually become FOs!