Sunday, October 01, 2006

Blogstalking: Oldest UFO

For those of you tuning in who are not knitters, in knit-speak a UFO is not an unidentified flying object, but rather an unfinished object. Yeah, I know the acronym is not exact, but deal with it. This week's blogstalking project is to post a picture of your oldest or longest-standing UFO, so here is mine:

I'm not entirely sure how old it is - to give you an idea, this laceweight wool from Knitpicks was purchased when Knitpicks first started selling their own yarn. Two years ago? I decided to try my hand at lace and soon found that I really don't have the patience for it. My dream yarn has to be an aran weight or worsted weight - because as pretty as laceweight wool is, the projects are way to fussy for me. I may change my mind later, but seeing as I have pulled this one of the project shelf and I haven't touched it in probably two years and it is only about three inches long I think it will be frogged toute de suite.

That being said, I *love* these needles. They are needles intended for children and are only 6" long. They are perfect for doing gauge projects because they just fit in your hands.


Bezzie said...

So about an inch knitted a year? ;-) Unfinished or not, it looks like a pretty project.

turtlegirl76 said...

Hey, yours is only half as long as mine. And I haven't ripped mine yet. Heh.

Batty said...

It's pretty. You'll be done in a decade or two. Won't that be nice?

Of course, see who's talking. 6+ years on a single cross-stitch project. Almost 2 months on a baby sweater. Yeah, I'm slow.


I'm a big fan of shorter needles for some projects too. Try as I might I can't seem to get blokey to understand that a knitter needs much more than a pair in every size.

Woman_Who_Knits said...

It looks good even unfinished!!! I have yarn that's been sitting for a year and I haven't even taken a needle to the project. The pattern is in the box with the yarn . . . . that's progress right??