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.

5 comments:

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.

PURLPOWER said...

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??

Cathy