Sunday, January 15, 2012

Finishing the UFOs

I have some Unfinished Objects (UFOs) that have been lingering for years in my project bags.  Two from 2007 and another from 2008.  One of my goals for this year was to work on those UFOs and actually get all of them DONE this year.  Of course I have other goals for 2012 as well and so far for 2012 all is going well.  I haven't bought any yarn.  I've finished my January hat for the 12 Hats in 2012 KAL/CAL, and now I'm using my knitting time to alternate between the old afgahn and the ancient shawl.

This week, my main focus has been the Popcorn Ripple that I started in December of 2006.  I decided way back then that I needed it to be twice as wide as a normal afgahn because I wanted to be able to wrap myself completely in it while snuggling on the couch to watch a movie.  Of course, this means it takes quite a long time to complete a row and that is the main reason why I haven't gotten much accomplished on it throughout the years.  The stash diet of 2012 has inspired me to pull this 6 pound afgahn out and finally get it done.  Finishing it would mean another 6 pounds out of my stash which means 3 pounds could come back in as purchases. ;)

Of course, the giant afgahn isn't the easiest thing to haul around and work on while out and about, so I've had a washcloth living in my purse.  Another 4-corners dishcloth was finished today and added to my washcloth collection.

Pattern:  4-Corners Dishcloth
Yarn:  Peaches & Creme
Notes:  Love it.  This is the 4th or 5th time I've made this pattern and it's just such a fun shape.  Very easy to remember and I'm likely to make many many more this year as I'm on a mission to use up all this cotton.

New Yarn Totals for 2012!

Yarn Out:  453g (1146y)
Yarn In:  0g (0y)
Yards Spun:  265y

Wooohooo!  One pound gone from the stash in just 15 days!


  1. I have this on my Rav queue, I think. I don't know why I haven't done it yet. Time to get some dishcloth cotton and get on it!

  2. I like this cloth too but cannot tell what to do in row 29. How do you go from 5 stitches on needle to 6 and keep increasing without any increases??