Saturday, November 14, 2009

The State of the Knitting

I recently went digging through my project landfill bag.

These two projects made me pause--frog or continue?

This is the Textured Squares Scarf.
When finished, it's supposed to look like a vee. I haven't reached the turning point yet. But I think I may knit a couple of rows and bind off. It'll be long enough to wrap around my neck and secure with a pin. The yarn is a nice thick and thin that I bought at Rhinebeck years ago.

I started these years and years ago. Fingerless gloves for the hubster. The pattern is something generic. The yarn is my favorite--Zara. I had loving intentions -- but I had no idea what I was doing!

I didn't have a clue what "pick up the stitches" meant. I couldn't even read the rib stitch correctly! So I have holes between the fingers and one finger is done in seed stitch instead of ribbing. One glove has four poorly knit fingers and no thumb. On the other glove, I stopped before I knit the fingers.

I'll continue this project also. I have enough yarn to frog the fingers and start over. For the other glove, the hubster told me that when he goes out to shoot photos, he'd like one glove with semi-fingers and one without fingers. OK--that's doable!

So only two UFOs--that's not so bad!


rosi-r said...

TWO? TWO? You did say two unfinished projects,right? Oh Mary, another reason to envy...ooops, I mean admire you.

Bubblesknits said...

I've only got a couple UFO's, but I've got a list a mile long of stuff that I want to knit sometime soon. :-)

stringplay said...

Two isn't bad at all. I was just reading an embroidery blog where the stitcher is trotting out a different long-term WIP every day and discussing problems and reasons for the stalls. Made me feel MUCH better about some of my stalls.

Saffron said...

I think two UFOs is quite good!

Lynne said...

You just might have invented photographer's gloves! I like the look of this pattern with the ribbed cuff. Was it a freebie? I am a fan of fingerless gloves!

minipurl said...

Wow...I just saw a Ravelry pattern called Cigar Gloves the other day.
Maybe it's what you're looking for??