Got a short little span of attention

For Shelby, because she asked for it, I present the gallery of unfinished objects.

In all fairness, I should warn you that it took quite some time to dig up these bad boys. I feel a little like those oddballs on "Clean Sweep" who can't seem to stop themselves from purchasing weird little knick-knacks until they finally find themselves exposed to the world by the wonder that is TLC. This is a little embarrassing, but here I go. Please be kind.

We begin innocently enough, with just a basic update on that Debbie Bliss Silk Shrug I am so fond of these days.

It's really coming along, don't you think?

Also residing in a place of honor (meaning it hasn't yet been relegated to the "drawer of doom"), is the IK Eyelet Chemise. I got pretty far before abandoning this baby for greener, or hot-pink-ier, pastures. I'll pick it up again someday. Promise.

Hiding in the Drawer of Doom, I discovered Mariah.

I have no excuses here. I think I just got tired of looking at this one. Every so often I think about picking it up again, but I just can't bring myself to. Especially not when there are brightly colored fun yarns that are so much nicer and softer than Paton's Classic Wool.

In keeping with the sweater-style items, we have the IK Union Square Pullover.

This was my first foray into a sweater on size 3 needles, and not the last, I might add. It's done, I guess. All the pieces have been knit. Ignore the fact that it hasn't been sewn together or properly blocked. It's done. Really. It is. Shh. Stop it.

And here is what became of the leftovers:

Ok, so I had to buy the purple to coordinate nicely. This is a knitting needle case that I decided to create. It was more of an excuse to try out this funky stitch pattern from Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book. I like it a lot, but I don't really want to have to line it, and I think that's unavoidable. Unless, of course, I just move on to the next project. Heehee.

I also tried to create a tank top pattern. It was coming along well, when, oh I don't know. I just moved on DAMNIT!

And finally, the piece d'resistance, socks . . . and a mitten.

We have, from left to right:
- Cut Your Teeth Socks in Koigu
- Tropicana Socks in Sunshine Yarns
- IK Rib and Cable socks in Pearl Gems
- Jaywalker Socks in Lorna's Laces
- Plain old stockinette socks in Koigu
- IK Embossed Leaves socks in Cherry Tree Hill - I ran out of yarn
And above, one sad and lonely mitten. It's for the Mitten Challenge 2006.

I'm going to go cry now. Or knit up a storm. Haven't decided which yet.

Previous title: Moody Blues, "Running Out of Love"


Shelby said...

Wow! Thanks for all the pics...I love it! Not too bad...lots of works in progress. But wait until you see mine! I'm hoping to take the pics this weekend and upload on the 15th.

Midnight Purls said...

Wow! That's a lot of UFO's. I only have one on the needles. I have a bad habit of frogging things once they're in the knitting basket untouched for a month.

Joanne M said...

You have so many cool UFOs! Honestly... interesting stuff in that deep dark drawer. Good luck with them!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

So many socks waiting to go somewhere! And your sweaters are almost done ... winter is just around the corner. Think of that new wardrobe.

Oh ya, you don't know me but I thought I'd stop by a few blogs in the Boston area & you're one of the lucky ones I found, LOL. Your knitting is beautiful, keep it up & keep those UFOs out there where you can see them!

Sarah said...

Those are some pretty big projects to commit to (other than the socks) so I don't blame you for needing some more excitement in your knitting life!

I love the Paul Simon, too!