Monday, June 3, 2013
Thing A Month - June (and Sockapalooza too!)
I've been looking forward to our June Thing A Month, 4 UFOs, for quite some time now! And, while I can't believe that it's June already, I did manage to narrow down the selection of what I'd like to work on this month...
First off - a very old afghan project, probably 12-15 years in the works by now. It's fraught with peril - made in single crochet, of all things, and I'm not even sure if I have enough yarn left over to keep the pattern going. But I need an afghan in the inventory, and it's high time I get this one finished, one way or another:
Next is a nearly-done-but-not-quite-so pillow cover to match an afghan I made (again crochet, again several years ago):
The purple fabric is silk that I am going to use to cover the white pillow form. The pillow back is one big, purple granny square (same color as that tangle of yarn there). This means I need to set up my new sewing machine (the one I got a few weeks ago - you can see where this one is headed).
This next project isn't as much of a UFO as is the yarn, which I've had for several years. You may remember this yarn as a tangled mess I had to rip out because the pattern that came with it totally failed. I've found a new pattern and, after a couple of false starts (gauge related), we're off and running:
You'll also recognize these socks from not so long ago, but they need the crazy needlework finishing, and if I don't put them on this month's project list I'm afraid they'll languish forever:
That's 4, right? And I have a couple other, much smaller items that I will put on the sidelines as bonuses. I won't show them here just in case that doesn't work out.
Regarding Virgin - I think we should still go for it, although perhaps not in 2013... Yours is well underway and will be awesome. Mine - well, I still haven't gotten over Knitpicks discontinuing Telemark, which would have been PERFECT for me, and I didn't really get that far after all the...
...unsuccessful gauge swatching.
Lastly, I bring you Sockapalooza:
Tidal Wave Socks, made with yarn given to me by my voice teacher:
The completed Entrelac Socks, in all their multi-colored jauntiness:
And, last but not least, Jeck socks, which started out two at a time on one circular needle, but then mitosis occurred and they got finished off one at a time on my beloved DPNs:
Happy UFO chasing!