This is what an empty circular needle looks like. This one is feeling a little naked after carrying stitches for three years and three months.
You know what this means? The Jubilee (Snowbird Cardigan) has been cast off!
It is not yet finished; I still have to knit pocket linings (this afternoon) and then graft and seam a few bits and pieces (tonight) – but it’s a weight off my mind and my lap and my wrists and I could not be happier. Added plus – I can now get the lid on the UFO basket without straining.
UFO Progress Report 28th August
The UFO list has a habit of growing. It started this year with 10 items and now has 12. Shoot me now.
- Cardigan: The Jubilee cardigan is on the final straight and will be ready to wash and block tomorrow. Let us call it finished for the purposes of planning.
- Cotton Lace 1: No progress lately Currently at 12% complete
- Scarf 1: Kadril No progress
- Shawl 1: Windswept No progress
- Item from 100g 1: Fair Isle Mittens No progress
- Item from 100g 2: Lisianthus No progress
- Scarf 2: Autumn Arbor No progress
- Cotton Lace 2: Hannelore No progress
- Headwear 1: Current hat design Project No progress
- Shawl 2: Evenstar No progress
- Vanessa antiopa socks: Not a Show project. Gusset completed on sock #1
- Item from Handspun #1: Rivington Cowl begun, and body completed. Edging now in progress and 25% knitted. 85% completed.
Work plan for September
- Kadril – main project. I want to see this cast off by the end of the month.
- Cotton Lace #1 – I hope to do one round a day, just to see some progress. I have 109 rounds to do, so let’s aim at a completion date three months hence. Or we could allow me some slack and say “finished before Christmas”.
- Rivington Cowl and Vanessa antiopa socks for completing on the ferry.
Looking ahead: With the doily on-going, and rounds becoming ever longer, I think that I need something with less lace in it to knit alongside, so that means tackling my less than impressive Fair Isle skills in October and working on the Twinflower mittens. Once I have conquered those (and it may take a while) I think I really want to get my teeth into the Windswept Shawl. That should take me until the end of November. I do not intend to commit myself any further than that at this stage. I’d really like to fit more spinning in.
I know that it is ridiculous, but I am feeling the ticking of the clock already. My ambition seems to exceed my grasp, but that is not going to stop me from trying and achieving as much as I can. We have a house to sell. UFO completion is part of the de-cluttering process, when all be said and done.