Monday, May 07, 2007

Yee Haw, Cowgirl!

Today I decided to pretend to be a cowgirl, and as I have no steers in my small garden I had to round up my WIPs instead. It got a bit distressing after a while and I had to have a sit down with a nice cup of tea. Having become slightly overwhelmed by the projects I was finding I have now decided to simply see how many I can remember and blog about them here, in the hope this will shame me into doing something about them.

  1. Forest walker socks - one complete, one more than half way through. This project got abandoned, as I attempted to turn the heel whilst hideously drunk at Skip North. It all went a bit wrong and they got shoved in the bottom of a knitting bag waiting for a sober badger and I promptly forgot about them.
  2. Blue stripy socks - half a sock complete. Boring, but is my lunchtime knit for work.
  3. Bright stripey sock - one done, second one not yet cast on for. This sock has a garter stitch short row heel and toe and I don't think I like them, hence the second sock not yet being in existence.
  4. Pink toddlers sock -one done, one completed as far as the toe. I can find the completed sock, but have no idea where the in progress one is hiding. Maybe I should tidy up occasionally.
  5. The icord jumper - no excuses with this one, I'm just slack and easily distracted by other pretty things.
  6. Sage green bulky sweater - I knitted all the pieces but then discovered a gauge issue with the back. I frogged it, but never got round to redoing it. Considering I was modifying the pattern as I went along and didn't make any notes, I'm not entirely sure I'm going to get a succesful result with this one.
  7. Colinette toddler dress - just needs seaming and a frill knitting. Hasn't been finished as I realised it won't fit baby badger and I don't have enough yarn to make it any bigger (or the inclination, quite frankly).
  8. Colinette lasso crochet wrap - going to get frogged. I've lost interest and it's not going to come back.
  9. Top down raglan in Wendy pure bamboo - loving this, and have no doubts it will get finished. It hasn't been on the needles very long, so this one is justified.
  10. Hedera - I knitted one, got bored. I now feel the desire to knit the other, but have lost the original one (again, tidying is looking more and more like the right thing to do).
  11. Swallowtail shawl - I put it down for a little break and then misplaced the pattern. Is anyone seeing a theme emerging for many of these UFOs yet?
  12. A mitered blankie - I just cast on for this, and it shall be the last thing to be casted on until at this list of WIPs gets considerably less. Still, it's looking darned pretty so far.

It's all got a bit too much. I think I need some cocktails and a lie down.


Blogger Lothlorian said...

can I have that blankie when its done.....I need a blankie, thats a nice blankie :-D

9:36 pm  
Blogger Badger said...

No! Hands off my blankie, or I kill you dead!

9:56 pm  
Blogger Seahorse said...

That's not too bad! I say pick the ones you like and frog the rest. Life's too short to stress about knitting. I frogged quite a few things a couple of months ago and felt much better for it :)

9:53 am  
Blogger Helen said...

Ooh cows! I likes cows!

That's a lot of UFOs, Ms Badger, but most of them sound almost finished.

If you can't find your Swallowtail pattern to finish your shawl, let me know and you can borrow mine.

1:51 pm  
Blogger Kendra said...

That is quite a long list but I'm sure you'll finish all the ones you really like eventually. I can scan a copy of the swallowtail pattern if you like and email it to you. I'm sure that can't be wrong if you already had the pattern and just lost it.

7:26 pm  
Blogger Queen Frogger said...

I am with Seahorse on this, frog what you don,t want to finish!

7:43 pm  
Blogger Fiona said...

Wow! That's one hell of a list there, cowgirl.

Oops, I've left the gate open and your steers are getting away.

9:37 am  
Anonymous northern monkey said...

I can't believe you actually wanted me to read and comment on this confession. This is DISGUSTING! Get something finished this instant young badger. And have a good tidy up. And then make me a cocktail. Actually, a can of Stella would suffice.

I think I might do an afghan instead of a blankie. I don't have much faith in my ability to make lots of little squares the same and then be bothered to sew them up. I'd never get round to weaving in the ends either.

10:33 am  
Blogger Kai said...

are you still here?? get knitting woman!! :D

or maybe even tidying... *wags finger*

3:46 pm  
Anonymous Jill said...

That's a lot of odd socks......;-)

5:53 pm  
Blogger modelwidow said...

But don`t a lot of them count as AFO`s ? (Almost Finished Objects ?, not sure if I have just made that up), If they do then it doesn`t seem as bad, does it?

And yes - I`m with Seahorse re the frogging - or you could start an odd sock fashion!

6:29 pm  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Aye, Seahorse is right, frogging is the best option for stuff you just don't have the enthusiasm for!

6:35 pm  

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