In her post yesterday, Beverly* mentioned that she was having her own personal UFO August. As far as I know, there is no offical KAL this year. Last year it was just what I needed. It is such a good feeling to get those nagging UFOs under control before the insantily of holiday knitting comences. I've decided to join Bev, and anyone else who wants to rid themselves of the guilt. If you want to join Bev and I, comment on this post, list your UFOs on your own blog, and I will add a list of who's joining the fun in my sidebar. Then we all simply post our successes on our own blogs. I've also created a Flickr Group. This will be very, very informal.
Here is my list. It is far from being comprehensive. I've limited myself to things that I have any intention of finishing in the near future.
Icarus. This should be done in the next few days. I only have about 15 (very long) rows left.
Desperate Housewives sock. This has been sitting in limbo for a very long time. The colors are fun, but a little bright for me. DD#2 will love it though. It is a stitch pattern of my own design, that I have already knit once in a much more muted yarn. I wanted to experiment and see how the pattern works in a more dramatic colorway, since I am interested in developing patterns that work with all of the tempting variegated yarns available. I did recently join the Single Sock Liberation Movement so I really shouldn't feel any pressure to finish this one.
EZ's Baby Surprise Jacket. I'm making this for a friend who is expecting her first child in November. When she was a teen, the mom-to-be babysat twice a week for my infant twins, while I got a much needed break. Thirteen years later I am still grateful to that poised young lady who was willing to take my screaming babies and cuddle and comfort them for me. I would often return to find her with two sleeping babies on her chest.
Embossed Leaves. I don't know why this one has been on hold for so long. I love the yarn, I love the pattern. Must finish, must finish.
A single mitten from EZ's Knitter's Almanac. Do you think the Single Sock Liberation Movement is inclusive enough to allow mittens?
DD#2 wants a pair of polka dot knee socks. What better yarn than some candy colored STR? So far, just one cuff completed.
This pair of socks was going to be a contribution to Project Spectrum. Too bad I missed the red/black months. Basic stockinette socks are good knitting for dark theaters though. Maybe I'll make good progress when we go to the Simpson's Movie.
Top-down raglan striped sweater. I just need to finish the sleeves, and add a button band.
So, that's my list. What's yours?