I commented after reading this that a lot of us must be on the same wavelength as Scout. I'm ready to frog my hot pink Clapotis. I love the pattern, but the truth is, I'm not in love with the yarn any more. The other problem? The one I tried to talk myself out of its being a problem? Yeah. In January 2006 I had a lesson in gauge and switched from knitting Continental to English style. My work just looks nicer that way, although I'm still a slow knitter using English. Well, my Clapotis was partially knit while I knit more loosely, and partially knit since my knitting has gotten tighter. It looks like crap to have such radically different gauges in the same piece, and since I'm not digging the yarn: out the door, baby! I will knit a Clapotis, but it will be out of a different yarn.
Now that UFO is off my chest, here are a few that have creeped in (or hung around) since UFO August:
- Neal's 2005 Christmas socks
- MB's 2005 Christmas socks (um, technically not UFO as they're not started yet...)
- Shadow Shawl (gotta get my mojo back on that one...every time I pick it up, I'm a little confused about what I'm supposed to do)
- Surprise baby gift with an impending deadline
- Repair Neal's Christmas 2006 hat (yup, knit it too short)
- Jaywalker #2 (um, yeah. I began them last year.)
So I guess that isn't the worst list in the year. Here are my knitting goals for 2007:
- Finish the above UFO list
- Hourglass sweater
- Klaralund (or something else with that pile of Noro Silk Garden)
- Simple Knitted Bodice
- Wedding Shawl (spin and knit)
- Craft all holiday gifts
- Anemoi mittens
I have the yarn for pretty much everything on that list, so there's no good reason not to knit from my stash for most of 2007.
Other resolutions for different aspects of my life are mulling around the ol' brain. But I think I'm off to bed now. It's starting to depress me to be in a room with a football game on. Not exactly a kick off to the new year in my book, but that's what I get for not being in a festive spirit.
See you next year!