At this time of the year I'm sure I am not alone in making lots of New Year's resolutions. At the top of my list is to FINISH my projects. It is going to be quite a feat of patience and willpower, but I pledge to try.
These little babies have been sorely neglected. I started the turquoise one a couple of years ago; it is The Prettiest Collar from Stitch in Time Vol 1.
Using Drops Alpaca, I knitted the first size. It has since been sized up and down, giving five sizes now in the new version of the book. Mine will be OK, about a 36-37 inch bust, if I don't press/block it too wide. I'm on the last sleeve, but something came along and caught my attention, and that was it. Stuffed in a bag, into the box next to the sofa.
At the top, Golden Eagle 'Lady's Jumper', from Vol 2. I did the second size, as I had worn the sample from the book and it fitted beautifully, but being lazy I didn't bother to do a tension swatch, and it has turned out too big - about three inches too big. And too long. I actually didn't want the fit of the original, I think it is too tight, I much prefer the fit of the sample knit. Darn! I also really wanted a navy jumper in my wardrobe as I have quite a few navy skirts and trousers to wear with it.
Lastly, a turban I started in January last year, which I've put down and picked up many times. It WILL be finished by the end of January this year!
This isn't everything. I haven't included the jacket that I can't get to (Xmas tree is blocking it), in my wool cupboard: Box Coat, from Vol 2. For that, I have some Lopi wool in tweedy brown that I had bought for absolutely no reason that I can remember, about ten years ago!
I also haven't included my new designs which I am still tweeking - one jumper, three hats and three brooches. I am going to release them all at some stage on Etsy, if I can work out this new EU tax mess!
How many UFOs have you got lurking?
What are your New Year's resolutions?