A while back, MrsPao posted her UFOs. (She had one.) I said I would post mine too. Today, I finally went through my knitting bag, and my knitting cabinet, and pulled out all the projects I intend to finish. The ones I am going to frog are not included. Below you will see two pictures of my dining room table, with my Works In Progress. The second picture is included to give you a better idea of the colors of the projects, since the first one came out so dark. Basically, I had to hold the camera against the ceiling to capture the entire table, and I kept cutting part off. Sorry for the crappy pictures, but I still dont have my casio camera back. (And THAT is a rant for another day. Stupid Manufacturer's Warranty.) Description of items listed for your enjoyment. Or for you to make fun of me. Whatever.
At Noon: Secret Knitting. I may be flashing my WIPs, but you still dont get to see my secret knitting.
At 1 o'clock: Odessa Hat in a great shade of mossy green with silver beads out of Rowan Calmer yarn. I have to finish this soon, because I promised a friend I would knit a purple one for her in the next couple of weeks.
At 2 o'clock: My FSS Scarf. I bought the yarn for it on Saturday, and couldnt resist casting it on. It is the potato chip scarf pattern from KnitPicks in a couple of REALLY SOFT cotton yarns in assorted pastel colors. This is preferences stated by my pal, not my personal taste.
At 4 o'clock: One completed Knuck from Knitty, with my modification of making a mitten-y flap to go over the fingers. It is in a really nice multicolored wool I seem to have lost the label for in green/purple/tan/blue.
At 6 o'clock: 2 toe-up socks being knit simultaneously from the inside and outside of a ball of Austerman Step. For some reason I stalled at what I think will be where I should start the heel. These are also for me. Eventually.
At 7 o'clock: 1 completed sock, plus one started cuff of the lace leaf socks from Interweave knits. Cool pattern, EXCELLENT yarn (Koigu again). Grandma C, if you are reading this, bonus note - these socks are for you, and they are very stretchy and squishy and warm. If I ever finish the second one. (Note, these WERE for me, but I decided gram would really like them, so I especially love the yarn/color/pattern!)
At 8 o'clock: Jawoll 50/50 cotton/wool socks. One completed as a Christmas gift for dad last year. I decided that the sock was too small, and knit him a completely different pair instead. He tried these on and said they weren't too small, so I need to knit up the second one for him.
At 9 o'clock: Recently cast on socks with an excellent lace rib cuff in the waterfall rib pattern. The yarn is a pretty cranberry/blue handpainted multicolor. I think it is Shepherd Sock, but I lost the label. These are for Jen.
At 10 o'clock: Just the cast on for the cuff of a sock in Claudia's handpainted colorway Storm. I like this yarn ALMOST as much as Koigu. I spent several hours knitting and ripping this sock, before I finally settled on the pattern I will use, and charted it out for myself. These will be my first Cabled socks. I designed how I want the cables to sit myself, and knit several different trials before I settled on the guage and figured out the number of stitches I will need. I will actually start knitting these AFTER I finish 2 other projects.
At 11 o'clock: Trekking XXL Socks - my second pair for the Trek Along with Me Knitalong. That knitalong has been tons of fun, and these socks have made a couple of treks to the beach, and a couple of treks to work. Sadly, they have not gotten much blog time, as I have been blogging about other stuff lately.
In The Middle (top): Ribby Cardi Sweater for Jen. Yarn is Peruvian Highland Wool From Elann in a heathery red with purple in it for the body, and a heathery purple with reds in it for the sleeves. I have been knitting this for about 2 years now. I have completed both fronts. I am knitting both sleeves at the same time, and only have 32 rows left to complete. I have not started the back yet, but I think this is the winter I finish it. Sorry its taking so long Jen. I hope you still like it when I am done.
In the middle (bottom): Buttonhole bag from 25 bags to knit. This is completed. The sides are sewn up, and the zipper is already installed. I have even sewed the lining, and it is ready to be handsewn in. ALL it needs is a band of decoration. I am not sure why, but I cannot decide on the perfect decoration. It is for Mom, and perfectly matches the cardigan Grandma S just completed for her. Luckily, the yarn is wool and very heavy, so I have a bit of time before it is cold enough outside to wear such a heavy sweater/carry such a heavy bag. I saw a book a while back about embroidering or embelishing for knitters on SOMEONE's craft blog. Whoever wrote the book had given a class and people embroidered felt bookmarks to practice. I think I would like to use that book for the embelishment. If anyone is even still reading this longwinded entry, and knows what I am talking about, please comment.
There you have it. I don't think I have knitting ADD or anything, just varied interest and motivation, and a fair bit of yarn. And I am going to finish them all, damn it! IF I dont get too caught up in sewing with my newly repaired sewing machine.