I just took a look at my knitting queue on Ravelry. I seem to have let those unfinished projects grow out of control. There are currently 14 projects in my queue and I've lost interest in so many of them. (There were 18 when I started this post... but I put four in hibernation or the frog pile). I'm not really sure how to address this growing pile of UFOs and WIPs in my life. So I'll bare my soul for you to see.
These will be an ongoing project until I'm tired or until the Christmas season is over. This is easy.
This is still on the top of the queue and I'm interested in finishing this design. I'm just moving at a snail's pace.
3. Outlander - Rent Collecting Shawl with invisible stitches
OK - I sort of lost interest in this one. I should finish it though as it won't take me long and I'm already halfway done.
These are the socks I took with me on vacation... but didn't take the complete pattern so I tried my best only to discover I wasn't getting it right. I ripped back and started over and the legs are done on both socks... but I've lost interest to the next exciting project.
This was my knitting project for my summer vacation... but I lost the 2nd skein of yarn somewhere and stopped knitting. I was able to buy the same skein and dye lot... but that loving feeling hasn't returned yet.
Sigh. I started this baby quilt as a gift last May. All I need to do is add the back, binding and do the actual quilting. It would take me about one full day of focus and dedication.
Here's another baby gift I started in April. Yikes. That's two baby gifts for babies that are growing and growing and I'm still only halfway done with these blankets.
8. Ribby Cardi
This sweater was started on January 3rd and great progress was made in the first three weeks. Then it went to sleep for the rest of the year.
I made three quilt tops more than 14 months ago. I only finished one quilt with a lovely soft and cuddly minky fabric. I'd like to finish at least one more of these before Christmas.
10. Hug Blanket in Purple (Warm Up America blanket)
This blanket is a compilation of donated swatches, my own creations and blocks made by Joyce as I've been teaching her to knit. Joyce's favorite color is purple, so we're gathering all the purple swatches together to make one big blanket.
This blanket has been ready for more than a year. It just needs my attention to join all the swatches and crochet them together, crochet and edging and block before sending it off to the Jackson Recovery Centers - Women and Children's Center.
Here's a blanket that I started for a good friend Lindaly a few years ago. She likes bright colors and everything hearts. Slowly but surely I will finish this but it's been sitting quietly in a time-out for about a year now. And I'm only 1/3 of the way done knitting swatches. Sometimes I knit a swatch and I don't like the color. It's too bright; too dark; doesn't match; or something else. I need to get working on this one again soon.
This is my favorite blanket pattern. It's free with the purchase of the yarn from Westport Yarns or Knitting Central. I like making an adult size blanket with four skeins of Cascade Eco + and US Size 10.5 needles. The story with this project is a wee bit embarrassing. I finished knitting, sewing, crocheting and edging this blanket. There is only one thing left - soak and block. But I can't for the life of me remember where I put it. Ruh. Roh.
14. Cables Cables Everywhere Socks
This pair of socks has so many of my favorite things wrapped into one: I hand dyed this wool with my knitting friends in 2012. The pattern is by my friend from our LYS Westport Yarns - Cables Cables Everywhere by Danni Conway. Finally, I like the color. But like the Sampler Blanket, it is lost somewhere in the black hole that is my Knit Nook.
So there you have it. That's what's on my plate as far as knitting is concerned (and a little bit of quilting, too). I have to decide what I need to finish first, what I want to finish and what can wait. These periodic postings usually help me jump start my knitting mojo and my desire to get some projects Finished or Frogged. If you need help deciding, please join my Finish or Frog It Friday group on Ravelry.