Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another finished item

Well not quite finished but off the loom. Another scarf. I hadn't woven since January and was determined to finish this. Now all it needs is the fringe finished and to be washed and blocked. If I could just get some pictures up here it would be perfect.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

UFO, UnFinished Projects

Again I'm behind in posting. I meant to do this last week but am having problems getting the pictures off my camera and into the space call blog land. Oh well.

In the last week I finished off a very old project, Fibertrends Felted Slippers (pictures to come I hope.) I don't know why these have taken so long. It may have had something to do with the fact I had to focus on what I was doing the whole time or it was knit a row, rip back three, every time.

I also had a piece that was a sampler that I had thought to turn into a small bag but never got around to it. I was playing with it one night and then it hit me, a head band. A seam here and a few stitches there and here I had a finished object.

I'm on a roll with the unfinished objects. I'm about 4 rows from being done with a shawl I've been working on since 2005. The only problem is the fact that there are 704 stitches to a row and it take about an hour to work one row. I have to pay strict attention because I don't want to rip any of this back.

I went through a bunch of my UFO's and it seems they all have to same thing in common. They all required large amounts of quite time to work/finish them. Some things have charts and some have beads added. These projects are not the kind that can be worked on a few minutes here and a few minutes there. One day last week I actually sat in my car with a project and the radio for an hour just to get some quite time. I find if I'm at home there's always something else that needs to be done. And if I with friends most of these project just don't work. Unless I want to rip out everything I've done for the last two + hours.