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August 31, 2007

Time to Finish Up

For the last 8 days I've successfully fought off the ubiquitous end-of-August urge to buy my fall knitting projects.  This is no small feat, as I've already seen several -- read many -- projects I want to knit and new yarns I want to use.  Why put myself through 8 days of such torture?  The answer is clear, UFOs.  Three to be precise.  Three that are almost finished -- a sleeve here, a vest front there, another sleeve yonder -- three projects that I'm enjoying and want to finish, albeit now !

My strategy is one of divide and conquer.  Work for a while on one, then turn to the other, then put in a few rounds on the third -- repeat until complete.  Once I've finished my Mermaid Jacket, Maude Vest, and Top Down Cardigan I'm dashing out to my LYS for a new fall project!

August 31, 2007 in Dealing With UFOs | Permalink


Oh my goodness. Here's a big thank you for posting so many wonderful helpful tutorials on your blog.
And, we have a connection... A Capon connection. I made my first trip there in 1961 (in diapers, as my Mom likes to say). :-)
Happy Knitting! And, thanks again for all your help. I wouldn't be where I am as a knitter, without everything I've learned in knitting blog land.

Posted by: Amanda (gr8aunt) | Aug 31, 2007 9:20:50 AM

Wow you are so good and do I understand correctly that you don't own a wool stash? :)

Posted by: Rachel | Aug 31, 2007 10:11:19 AM

They will all be wonderful garments so I can understand wanting to get them finished. Enjoy your fall shopping!

Posted by: Brenda | Aug 31, 2007 11:06:02 AM

I'm with you. I've got to work on finishing up some old UFOs too. Good luck on getting them all done.

Posted by: Wanda | Aug 31, 2007 11:30:15 AM

Oh my. You're stronger than myself. I finished one UFO, but have 4 other's on sticks and The List of fall/winter projects is mounting. The only thing holding me back is my husband forbidding me to buy any more yarn. This week. :P

Posted by: Kelly | Aug 31, 2007 11:32:27 AM

I'm really looking forward to seeing the mermaid jacket complete. the pictures on the designers website are gorgeous!

Posted by: Natalie B | Aug 31, 2007 12:14:33 PM

Wow, pretty, pretty mermaid!

Posted by: Sonya | Aug 31, 2007 7:45:50 PM

Can't wait to see your finished mermaid jacket!! I have drooled over that pattern many a time.

Posted by: becky c. | Aug 31, 2007 8:06:59 PM

hooray for finishing! good luck :)

Posted by: Elli | Sep 1, 2007 5:35:14 AM

That's a great way to handle those UFO's... I am going to have to try that with a few that I have hanging around!

Your projects all look wonderful - the yarns and colors are yummy! :)

Posted by: Bernadette | Sep 2, 2007 9:03:31 AM

Ahhhh... thanks for reminding me of my UFO's. Have to get them done as well. Those garments are going to be real nice. Can't wait to see your stash enhancement.

Posted by: Anne | Sep 2, 2007 2:12:52 PM

I'm trying to finish UFO's, too. So, I'm switching between a lace stole and a wedding afghan. Right now, I'm switching off after completing 6 rows on each, but it feels strange going from 6 Addi's for the lace to 15 Boye's for the afghan. After I finish one of them, I get to go to my LYS so that I can start on the Bee Swarm shawl. 1 at a time. 1 at a time. ;-)

Posted by: hopalong682003 | Sep 3, 2007 1:01:59 AM

I really admire knitters that can juggle multiple projects, and yes - eventually get them all done! I just can't seem to do that. I loose my "place" if I put something aside for a long time. I must have a foggy brain or something.

New projects are great fun, though, aren't they??

Posted by: kathy in iowa | Sep 3, 2007 12:19:03 PM

It's an admirable strategy. I did finish one UFO (minus a zipper) before casting on for the next thing. But there's still a pile in the basket...

Posted by: jessie | Sep 8, 2007 3:47:05 AM

OH my I could have written your post with the ufo's!
Mine are a sweater for dd, a sweater for myself and another for myself that I completed, don't like, need to rip out and find a pattern to knit another with the $$ worth of bulky weight yarn. (at least it's bulky weight and will knit up fast!).
Good luck with your ufo's.

Posted by: Paula | Sep 19, 2007 4:50:22 AM

I miss your blog! You should post again soon. Please?

Posted by: orata | Oct 1, 2007 9:34:46 PM

Are you ok? I miss your blogging but hope all is well!

Posted by: MX | Oct 2, 2007 8:12:29 AM

Can Nona come out and play? Delurking to make sure the Nona is a-okay.

Posted by: Marian | Oct 5, 2007 10:45:08 AM

Where are youuuuuuuuuuuuu???? Everything OK??

Posted by: Susanne | Oct 8, 2007 8:13:29 AM

I'm really missing your blog but sure hoping all is ok.

Posted by: MX | Oct 9, 2007 12:06:02 PM

Delurking to see where'd you gone?! Hope all is well!

Posted by: tiennie | Oct 12, 2007 11:57:20 PM

is this a plot to make all the lurkers delurk? if it is, it sure is working. i hope nothing too bad has happed.

Posted by: anna | Oct 13, 2007 2:07:12 PM

Those UFO's are putting up quite a struggle! Seriously, I'm with the others-- missing you and hoping everything is okay.

Posted by: Joan | Oct 18, 2007 12:26:15 PM

Hmmmm... ditto as above. Hope all is well and you're back in blogging action soon.

Posted by: Anne | Oct 20, 2007 3:23:17 PM

Where is the Nona? You're one of my favorite bloggers! I hope you come back soon!

Posted by: Becky | Oct 21, 2007 1:07:27 PM

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