Thursday, November 01, 2007

Brought to you by the number 15

Knitting as a general rule has caught up with me. It's one of those obsessions that is so captured in the moment, so emotionally tied. I see a photo of a pattern in IK, or WIPs on craftster, or a host of gorgeous FOs and all the possible yarn choices on ravelry, then cast on. Then, I hide said project in a bag in a basket as soon as something better comes along.

I took a Knitting Daily poll last week, on UFOs. I estimated that I had 15, without really counting them up. I finally found a few minutes, charged my digicam and decided my new dining room table was a good enough canvas to catch up on photographing said UFOs. Is there an official timeframe, or formula that is needed to convert a WIP to a UFO?

After laying them all out, and counting them up, I came to the realization that it really was 15. That counts the current WIPs...but wow, some of these were from 2005!

In case you are curious to see them, in all of their unfinished glory, you can check out my recently updated ravelry notebook, or my 2007 WIP photoset on flickr.

My creation


  1. i don't even have to courage to count them. for shame!

  2. Love your blog, Julsey, but please don't make me count my projects!

    My shop would like to use your anthropologie shrug pattern for a class -- could you contact me at



  3. Urgh! I missed you at Rhinebeck, I didn't even know you'd be there! Anyway, Your tunic is beautiful! Sleeves of either length would be lovely. Personally I would go with the long bell sleeves.
    Your a very brave knitter to count your UFO's. Very, very brave!

  4. I feel a little better about my WIP pile, thank you! ;)

    (I have 6)

  5. I just wanted to thank you for your 2005 shrug pattern, I have knit at least 5 versions over the last 18 months if not more in various yarns and intend to knit another soon- I got the yarn today- thanks so much.

  6. I got in trouble in Anthropolgie (Princeton Market Fair)just last month for taking a picture of that shrug thinkng I could do it! THen I checked the good old internet jsut to see- and boom! ther ewas your pattern! THanks!! I am in Jersey too and would love to know if you have classes or stuff!!

  7. Hi Julsey, I'm Francesca from Italy, a love your pattern "reversible winter capelet" I made it for me. Can I translate your pattern and put it in mine blog?

    Sorry for my english.

  8. Oh wow, this makes me feel soooooo much better!