For those of you keeping track, I’m trying to whittle down the UFO pile into something more manageable this summer. Here’s a list of what I started with, and a photo or two of the whole pile.
1) True Blood Faery sweater
2) Crazy King Cole Mohair thing, um, stole
3) Wollmeise Squashed Frog Socks
4) Grey Ribbed Peace Fleece Socks with red accents
5) Frootloops Morning Glory Stole
6) Puppy Mittens
7) Evenstar Shawl
8 ) Baktus Shawlette
9) Euroflax Linen Facecloth
10) Spirit In The Sky Beret
I think that’s it. The crossed through stuff is finished finished finished. There are a couple of things in that mess that will eventually get frogged and repurposed, but I think eventually most of it will be finished finished finished as well.
And here’s the last finished finished finished thing:
Spirit In The Sky Beret
Started: Hmmm. This is the second go-around for this yarn. It started as a pair of socks way back when in 2007. I took it with me to a knitting retreat in Idaho, and left the second skein of yarn under the bed or something when I left. It hung around as a half-knit single sock for awhile, since I was pretty sure that as soon as I ripped it out that I’d find the other skein. I finally ripped and started this in April 2008.
Finished: Last week.
Yarn: Sock Hop sock yarn, color Spirit In The Sky. One of my favorite oldies songs, by Norman Greenbaum. Of course you can’t get this anymore. If you could, I’d have finished the socks, now wouldn’t have I?
Needles: Size 3.0 double points
For: ?? It doesn’t quite fit me, and I’m just not a beret person, really. It’s a little small for me, and will probably fit a kid in the family. It depends on who gets here first to claim it.
What I learned: Keep track of your yarn while on vacation. I’d have knit this to fit me if I hadn’t been worrying about running out of yarn. The pattern is pretty easy, but I’d be a little nervous knitting it with just one skein of Koigu, which is what the pattern calls for. If you want a slouchier beret, you might need a little more yarn. I thought about doing stripes, but I like what the orange yarn does all by itself, so a kid hat it will be.
And just because I want to, here’s a pretty flower photo I snapped today.
And I can’t for the life of me figure out why that smiley thing is in front of the Baktus shawl instead of a number 8, but I can’t get rid of it, so I guess it stays.
ETA: I fixed the smiley face, thanks to Chris! 8)