Sunday, June 29, 2008

Janice's UFO's

I LOVE this KAL and really hope it will inspire me to get some of my UFO's off of my needles. (Well, it already has as a matter of fact!!) I did a blog post here on my 9 UFO's that I had on my needles that day. Since then, I finished two of them, and cast on a new pair of socks. (So, down two, up one.... 8 UFO's now!) I really hope to get most of them done this summer. We have LOTS of car trips coming up, and I can knit very well in the car. Thanks for a great KAL, Allison and Jennifer!

Bonnie's UFOs

Here are my UFOs. Technically, the yellow top doesn't count as all I have to do is weave in the ends. Other than that, from top to bottom:

  1. Thunder sweater (pattern by Kim Hargreaves) in a Rowan purple pink twist wool (barely started). A finished version is here.
  2. Shawl / Wrap in a yarn called Kid Slique by Prism
  3. Cozy in Knitpicks Andean Silk in cream
  4. Scarf in feather and fan pattern, Patons SWS


As a part of our Summer of the UFO we also are creating an Adoption Agency for those UFO's you no longer have an interest in. If you have a UFO that you are not going to finish you can put it up for adoption here. Why not find it a loving home? Just post a photo and a description of your UFO and see who is interested. You can even put it in the witness protection program if you don't want your family members to know you gave it away! You can put it up in one of three ways:

1. Free to a good home.

2. Exchange with someone for one of their UFO's or some yarn from their stash.

3. For sale.

Please note that we hostesses take no responsibility for anything :-) Your mailing/payment/swap arrangements are between you and your adoptee. Let us know if you have any questions on this one!


Allison, how did you get inside my brain?!! Just last night, I gathered up my projects, surrounded myself with them and try to prioritize what I want to work on. As you know, my knitting has been just about non-existent lately. And to be honest, I only have four TRUE UFOs - a wrap made from a cool unusual yarn that I suspect is not sufficient to finish the project, a Cozy shawl (yes, the same one I start eons ago), a sweater that I have started and ripped out twice and a scarf for which I have lost the pattern but it's just a simple feather and fan pattern that I think I can recreate. I think I am going to rip out the Cozy and start over. It has been in the same place on the needles for at least two years and I suspect i would be better off just to begin again.

Oh wait! I do have one more UFO that I finished knitting and piecing last summer on vacation. The only thing left is to weave in the ends. I think I will do that this week so i can wear it THIS summer on vacation. Which starts Saturday!

So, I won't compete for any prizes but I will participate to remain inspired. Can't wait to see what you all have going on!

Boot Sock UFO

I started this boot sock as my first pair of socks. What was I thinking??? I've never made a pair of socks so of course why not start with knee highs?! Perhaps I should have started with an anklet. Well I'm down to the lower calf and haven't touched this in months. It's time to pick it back up and finish at least one!


So what's the deal on the prizes? Each month we will draw a name from those who finished an item and posted about it. To win you must have made your first post about the item at least 2 weeks before the end of the month (we may be flexible about that in July). The idea is that we want people posting and sharing as they go through the process. Not just posting a finished item once in hopes of a prize. We are also welcome to anyone who wants to make donations to the prize stasy.

Definition of a UFO

I've been asked, "What IS a UFO?" There is no clear definition but here are some guidelines (like the Pirate Code). A UFO can be either knitting, crochet or spinning. It should not be something that you are currently working on which is simply taking a long time but rather should be a project that you started and then put down for whatever reason and have not come back to it for awhile. It can be as simple as a finished bag that you never got around to adding handles or a button to or a shawl that you started and never finished. It can be roving that you started to spin but never finished. You get the idea. We trust you to determine what is a UFO in your stash!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hurray for the UFOs

This is going to be so awesome - my sad, neglected ufos will finally get some attention.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Welcome and the Rules

Sign ups for Summer of the UFO will be open throughout the summer. To sign-up just send an e-mail to UFOknitATgmailDOTcom and let us know your e-mail address. You will then receive an e-mail invitation to join. So here are the rules. This KAL is meant for us to support one another in finishing our UFO's so you are invited to do the following:

1. Post a list of your UFO's on your blog (requested but not required)

2. Post photos of your UFO's that you are now working on and let us know how you're doing.

3. Leave comments and encourage others to finish their UFO's.

It's that simple! We hope you will join us!