Wednesday, December 13, 2006

How much is too much?

I don't know if you know, but I'm moving, and not just a small move, I'm moving all the way from Indiana to El Paso, Tx. Most of my stuff I'm leaving here in storage, but not the yarn, oh no, the yarn is moving with me. So, as it happens with all the people that need to pack, I've been spending a lot of time online (no connection there, but it's the truth) and came across this contest, I said "what the hell, I'm already packing I might as well count how much I have" and guess how much I had...

172, mostly thriftstore impulse buys, some gifts, some regrets. As you can see mine is not even close to this.

While packing I also found this:

THE BASKET OF SHAME or the UFO's graveyard (for my non-knitting family members UFO=unfinished objects), wanna see what's in it?

Top: It was going to be a scarf and then a purse, but I didn't like it, I like the yarn though, Lion Brand's Landscapes.

Bottom: A shawl out of the 25 cent yarn that I bought at Target, should've seen that coming.

Disco Monkey: Made out of 2 Bernat's Disco yarn that I got in the mail for FREE. I actually like the body, but I think the head needs a do-over.

A shrug, my own pattern. I ran out of yarn Moda Dea's Ricochet in Rock. If you have some that you don't want I'll take it! Still, I think the sleeves are too long.

My almost finished Knitting World Cup project (scroll down a bit). I'll probably have to frogg it beacuse it's too small.

My first pair of socks. I thought I was being clever by doing two at the same time, you know, to beat the "second sock syndrome", I guess I got bored with the color. I'll try to finish them on my way to Tx.

Beautiful sunburst sling bag in recycled silk. I only need to weave in the ends and sew the lining. It's a little bit on the heavy side.

This one I just started it about 2 weeks ago. It's the IK's heart sachet. I'm using a thriftstore silk yarn that makes my throat itch (bottom left corner, behind the green yarn on stash picture).

This is a hat for me. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay (Thanks! C-L and Ed). I finished it but didn't like it, so I'm doing it again.

A fingerless (and mateless) mitten. My own pattern, knitted on 2 straight needles. The thumb turned too tight, so guess what? I'm frogging it.

My first boobholder attempt, the yarn was too bulky.

The start of a Log Cabin blanket. I had a color combination planned out, but now I'm rethinking it.

Boobholder 2nd attempt, almost finished (keyword in all these UFO's is almost), all I need to do is weave in the ends and put a button. It's a present for a friend.

A scarf for my little brother, simple in a color that matches his school uniform.

So, what do you think? Do you have more UFO's? Let's see if I can dig up some FO's for the next post.


Batty said...

Yes, I, too, have UFOs. Mostly, the blanket that's supposed to go to my FIL/step-MIL this Christmas. Oh, well, we'll just have to get them something else.

I really, really, really like your sari silk bag. That's so close to being done! You can do it, you can weave in those ends and add the lining!

jazibe said...

most of yout UFOs are ALMOST done. SOOOO close! so take a couple of extra hours to bring closure to DAYS of knitting. All you stuff if very pretty, but i still like my "easy-knit" better... haha (just kidding)
love you sis.

bryghtrose said...

The headless monkey is so sad and funny at the same time!

Bev said...

hola abril! Getting closer to the big day! Put the head on the monkey and call him a monkey!! He is cute. That is a lot of yarn but what the hey. Will call you before the 18th. besos