WIPs and UFOs

When I was packing up my kit and caboodle ready to move into the van it was KCBW and I needed to count my projects for my survey.  I took the opportunity too identify the contents of my boxes, bags and heaps. I feel that it is time for a full review of the situation and, yes, A Plan.  Another Plan, I should say. These things come and they go. Forward progress is incremental but overall, I do move forwards and have some sense of pride in that.

I have this scrappy list on my desk that has some kind of coded message in scrawled pencil. If I read it correctly, the state of play is thus:

  • Pi Blanket in Lopi – well on the way and waiting only for me to identify border and edge patterns before I may continue
  • Yellow cotton doily – perhaps 15% complete
  • Purple circular shawl, Lisianthus – barely started
  • Rivulet cardigan – waiting for me to lose weight before I fit the bust.
  • Warrington smock – up to the armholes, should only take a few days to finish once I pick up the needles again
  • Red cotton cushion cover, Hannelore – I think this was about 25% done when I put it away. Not sure without checking.
  • Silk circular shawl, Evenstar – I really want to have this done. I put it on hold whilst I sourced beads. I think I’ll just knit it plain and not worry about the beads.
  • Circular shawl, Windswept – yes. Supposed to be in the Show this year but is not going to make it. I love knitting this piece but other things keep taking precedence
  • Foxpaws scarf in Alpaca – barely begun. Makes me cry.
  • A handspun Curl – no more than cast on yet. Will not get to the Show in 2015.
  • The Denali throw from Arizona Dreams kit – first up for a finish but will need to buy more yarn first.
  • A He sock project – no rush, will keep in the campervan for when we go away
  • A She sock project – no rush, will keep in the campervan for when we go away
  • The Sock Blanket – a very ancient project and one that I think I shall make progress on now that I have the caravan to play in
  • The Hexapuff Blanket – barely begun, really. I am going to make this my Ferry Knitting project for the foreseeable future.

That is 15 items, in various states of completion, but all destined to be completed rather than junked. I had reported 14 in my survey response but then I found another project bag.

I am not going to document these in full just now. I am still seeking a WP theme template that serves my needs beautifully. I particularly want to make use of the Project post type, which today’s theme does not support. I also want a theme that supports Featured posts. The search continues. Once I have my theme in place, I think I shall set up Projects for each of these UFOs and document each in its own place.  I shall gather them together via a menu item.

That is one part of the plan, at least.

May we just note for today that at one time I exceeded 30 UFOs. If memory serves, the number was 32. I have more than halved that. The girl done good, yes?

What I have not revealed here is the number of mental projects. You know – project identified, pattern purchased, yarn stashed, not yet cast on. There are quite a few of those that I carry around in my head as effectively UFOs. When I set up the Projects I shall add these gestating projects to the record.

Off the top of my head, I can think of a Mythos Cardigan in a yarn that came from Natalie at The Yarn Yard, a cotton tunic, an alpaca sweater, a cotton cardigan, and a jacket from the purple Colinette kit yarns. It’s a lot, isn’t it?

I am reminded that I need to write up my survey findings. I shall do that as soon as I can. Today is for moving my book collection into the van. I also plan to bring my UFOs out into the open, where they cannot be forgotten. First – bread-baking and Toad in the Hole.

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The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

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It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

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An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

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