Tuesday, January 02, 2007

UFO Resurrection 2007

Kat has come up with a great idea. It is the UFO Resurrection of 2007! I am going to join and get rid of these UFOs once and for all! I have a whole sofa full of more than 12, so I am set and ready.
A different Kat designed the button. I will try to add it to my sidebar with a link to the post where Kat explains it all. Wish me luck, I haven't tried that trick on my blog yet. (If you have any tips, I'll take them)

Here are the rules that I copied from Kat's post.

The Rules
1. Each month in 2007, find a UFO (unfinished object). This makes a total of twelve (12) for the year. You do not need to have a list of all twelve at the beginning of the year - you can go month by month if you'd like.

2. You have two options for that UFO:
a. Work on it. You don't have to finish it that month, if it's something big, but it must be added into your rotation of "active" projects. A token row or two does not count. ;-)
b. Frog it. If you don't want to work on it anymore, rip it out and move on.

3. Post on your blog each month (or comment if you don't have a blog)(at katwithak's blog I guess) about the project you're resurrecting.

4. Everyone who finishes will be entered into a prize drawing. And even if you don't win anything, you'll have twelve fewer languishing projects making you feel guilty!

So, here are some pictures of my UFOs and even a FO!

On my sofa I have many UFOs, I have listed them before. There are actually a couple more added, but I'll tell all y'all about them, month by month. There are more than 12. They actually fill the sofa. See me blushing?

The first one I am getting back to work on is my mitten. I've had one done since December 1st, I think. The other one was started the first day, and that was it! I'm going to finish it. Tomorrow or so, I bet. (hehe ~ We'll see won't we.)

Then, here are some pics of the soaps in socks I am making for my etsy shop. I am loving making these. They are fun, and I can try out patterns on a small scale. Three done, one close, and eight or so to go.

Bah- Bahm-Ba-Da! (That's me tooting my own horn)

Here is my pinwheel! The blankie is done. All the ends woven and everything. Except for measuring the finished size. The pinwheel blanket is my first FO of 2007. Sorry if the pics aren't great. The finished project is, I swear!

The last picture shows it with a little hat I knit for the baby, and the pattern and yarn for another little hat. Can a kid ever have enough hats?

I did say that I'd give a review of my KnitPicks Options, after I finished the blanket. So far, I love them. I haven't had any problems with the set, except that it should have more needles with it! (I need a 13 for a pattern. hehe) They should also have a little adapter so that you can connect the cords together. My friend Carrie has a needle set that does that. I love the flexibility of the cord especially! That's the best. I've been using them for my soaps, doing the magic loop with them. I love the magic loop, and this flexy cord is perfect for it.

I also wanted to say "Thank You!" to everyone who left such nice comments on my last few posts. My mom was so thrilled with all of the nice things everyone had to say about the puppets.

I am going to actively work on those UFOs, and WIPs. I've never joined any knit alongs because I'm always afraid I won't finish, or I'll let somebody down (if there were a trade involved or something), but this one is for me. I am going to do it! I'm going to be one of those people who have project numbers in the single digits! LOL!

Time to go do stuff, and then knit! Tomorrow the kids finally go back to school, and I'm hoping to get a little "me" (knitting) time.

Hope you all get some knitting time, too.
a little p.s. Congrats to g-girl on her 100th post! And go see her little niece, what a cutie!


Anonymous said...

Good luck with the UFO's.

I love the pinwheel blankie - so, so pretty!

g-girl said...

the pinwheel blanket looks awesome!! you did a fabulous job! and congrats on being able to claim your first fo for 2007. :) good luck with the ufos. I was wondering what happened to those mittens! lol. Thanks for the review on the options. I was going to get some for myself somewhere down the line!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats a great idea,I have heaps of UFOs hidden,maybe I should join for incentive!
Lovely blankie,did it take you long to finish it?

Jeanne said...

Good luck with the UFO KAL!

Carrie said...

The blankie looks great! Yay! Bring it today, cuz I'm headin over to church and knitting after I drop the kiddies off. I can help you with the button if you have any problems. I'm becoming quite the hand at it.

Anonymous said...

The pinwheel blanket is amazing! I know you will finish all your other UFOs too.

del said...

Wow, I guess this wouldn't work for me since I only work on 1-2 projects at a time (*ducks*). Good luck--I know it'll be a great feeling of accomplishment to get those UFO's done!

del said...

I forgot--yay, the blanket is done! It looks fantastic!

Mindy said...

The blanket is lovely.

I might have to join you in the UFO KAL. I would hate to even add up how many I have that I know I want to finish!

schrodinger said...

Well done for finishing the pinwheel blanket. And good luck with the UFO's!

cps said...

Oh, your blankie turned out soooo beautiful:) Good luck on the ufo thing. I know you'll do great!

Anonymous said...

I love the pinwheel blankie, it's so sweet and very cuddly looking.

I'm loving my KnitPicks dpn's so far. I'm so tempted to buy the Options Set, but i already have a whole interchangeable set...ya know, with stiff cords, but they work ok. Deb might kill me if i bought another set. :|


Anonymous said...

I don't have a lot of UFOs, but I have some frogging that's for sure!

Minh said...

What a great idea! I'm going to list all my UFOs and make sure I complete one per month until they are all gone

Anonymous said...

The pinwheel blanket looks wonderful!
If you need help with adding a link to the UFO image in your sidebar, let me know. I'll give you the webcode.

Momo said...

Your blanket turned out wonderful, AR! And I love the UFO idea. I have plenty to work on, too.