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Wen
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Australia
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Posted - 01/15/2010 :  7:01:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've decided, I have a lot of WIPs lying around so this month is get things finished month.

So far I have completed:
- a simple cowl (total 3 hours work in it but started back in July)
- matter and void scarf

Currently working on
Fluted ribs (only 3 ribs and one band to go)

Next up:
my ribbed cardi that is my own design

then I'll work through the other stuff but I'm not actually sure where a few things are...

Wen


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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 01/15/2010 :  7:36:03 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished yet another scarf, and told myself that I can't start anything new till I work on UFO's. So...I've knit a couple inches on a (second) sock, worked on an afghan block... and then started a new project. I'm going to try to go back and forth between them, so maybe I can finish them ALL. I also have the hood of a sweater to finish. Those are only the UFO's that I plan to finish...there are others I plan to frog.

Jan
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minh
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USA
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Posted - 01/15/2010 :  7:44:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wen, thank you for the nudge!

I only have one sweater to seam but it's a summer top so I'm not in a hurry and would prefer to finish my pair of mittens. It's cold here! I'll spread the finishing over the spring season.
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Jane
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USA
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Posted - 01/16/2010 :  04:05:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm in a starting mood, so finishing will have to wait. Happens every January! I don't have much sitting around -- or as much as usual, I guess -- so I can begin new projects without listening to them whining from the knitting basket. I'm glad Wen's goal is to finish some things, though, because I always love seeing her work!

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Gelliott
Seriously Hooked

USA
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Posted - 01/16/2010 :  8:44:55 PM  Show Profile Send Gelliott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made a list of my UFO/WIPs on New Year's Day, and came up with 19 projects.
Getting them finished (or frogged) by the end of the month is a pipe dream. Some are actually pretty close to completion, but most are in a stage where I have to make some sort of decision, or interpret vague pattern directions, or rip back a ways and fix something, and I never seem to have the energy to put into that....
Another problem is that new projects keep popping up--a sick friend needs a soft shawl, a colleague announced a baby on the way, A4A has a new sweater campaign with a March deadline, Mom's brown cardigan is falling apart and she desperately needs a new one...

Wen, thanks for the inspiration!


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Wen
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Posted - 01/20/2010 :  02:49:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another 2 down - Fluted ribs is finished but after telling me to make it my husband hates it. Hopefully adding the closures will help. At the moment it sits done up at the top and shoots straight off to my armpits. The problem with having a bust!! I will add the closures and then do the photos, opinions on whether I keep it or give it away to someone smaller will then be required.

The other one was a cowl that my sister asked for, she rides a motorbike and needed 'something to keep me warm on the bike in winter' (message on my facebook wall). I flared this one out at the base so it sits flat under the neckline of the jacket. (Pattern in on my blog)

I'm glad I've inspired others to get things done and remember Jane, my January is your July and vice versa, I'm in starting mode in the middle of winter too.

Wen


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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 01/20/2010 :  08:25:12 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finished the back of dh's pullover, now just to finish the front hope to have done by Feb.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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dothead
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USA
542 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2010 :  08:59:11 AM  Show Profile Send dothead a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I appreciate the nudge too. I am working on a Citron shawl (from Knitty) and I am on the last section. After it is done, I am going to finish my Pretty Thing cowl.

Vicki, the Constant Lurker(who sometimes stops lurking and actually posts)
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scarfitup
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Posted - 01/21/2010 :  04:53:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit scarfitup's Homepage Send scarfitup a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For some reason, I almost always finish my pieces before starting another - but then, most of my work is small accessories. I might have a great many UFOs if I had all your ambition. I admire all of you who so diligently make sweaters and other large pieces. Shawls are the largest pieces I make. I love finishing them, but then hate adding the fringe!

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molly-o
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Canada
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Posted - 01/21/2010 :  05:27:02 AM  Show Profile Send molly-o a Private Message  Reply with Quote
January is the time when I also feel like starting something new - but I try to finish up a few WIPs that have perhaps been ripening too long...So far this year I've finished four pair of socks, a knitted bag and an R2D2 cap. I have a couple of larger WIPs (a baby blanket or two) that need attention, but I think I deserve to start a new project or two! I love the concept that life itself is a WIP!
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stherio
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USA
48 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2010 :  06:04:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit stherio's Homepage Send stherio a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I decided last fall that I would do 2 things at the end of 2009 and 2010: finish up my WIPs and not buy any yarn in 2010. Well, we took a trip to NH and I went to Keepsake Quilting and Patternworks was right there.......besides my hubby told me, "we may never come here again, so go look". Bad idea. So now I'm down to just finishing the WIPs. I finished a sweater for myself in December - the first thing I've kept for myself in about 20 years, one more sweater to go, a pair of mittens and a men's vest. I always have socks on needles for car rides so those don't count. The men's vest is scheduled to get done for my husband's birthday in late February and I plan on tackling that sweater this weekend. Then I can dive into my stash which has a closet of its own, complete with patterns stuck next to the yarn piles!

Suzy
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needler
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27 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2010 :  09:50:48 AM  Show Profile Send needler a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My motivator right now is an impending move (ugh!). I am trying to finish my "Order to Chaos Shawl" this week. Started it October I think and have about 100 more rows to do on the knitted-on edging. I have another lace project going (Print O' The Wave Stole) that will be first up to finish after the move. And then, of course, there are always socks on the needles which don't count. In anticipation of finishing the Order to Chaos Shawl, I find I am getting skeerd of the blocking. I haven't blocked anything that large before (it will be about 60" across). I can't crawl around on the floor anymore and only have a single bed. I do have a large blocking board, so will somehow have to do it in halves. Not sure how to work this out.
needler
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l_dstuart@yahoo.com
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Posted - 01/21/2010 :  11:49:16 AM  Show Profile Send l_dstuart@yahoo.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been completing projects that have been giving me baleful looks - three of them in the past two days! A knit dress for my soon-to-be 6 years old grandniece, Chris Bylsma's Madly Plaid vest (started that one two years ago) and a simple shell knit with bamboo. I still have to complete a hat/scarf combo, another scarf, the Kimono Jacket from Manos del Uruguay and an offset cardi that a friend designed. It's such a great feeling to actually finish something that I was anticipating wearing!!

Happy knitting!
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njzube@aol.com
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Posted - 01/21/2010 :  12:39:33 PM  Show Profile Send njzube@aol.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have 4.5 sweaters knitted but waiting for assembly...which means I have to be in the mood, have a block of time, and have adequate daylight outside..and I live in Florida so it is always too hot or too cold to be outside doing something I hate to do! Meanwhile, I've started three new sweaters..but I am resolved!! Someday soon they will all be done! Having three cats helping me put sweaters together doesn't really inspire me to get the tough part done.
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Gibson Girl
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USA
151 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2010 :  1:06:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gibson Girl's Homepage Send Gibson Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've done pretty well this past year. Since I knit mostly for myself there's a lot of incentive to finish things so I can wear them. I think my goal will be to see what I can knit from my stash of odds and ends. A lot of it is of similar weight and fiber so perhaps a lot of stripped or color work ahead. I do like intarsia - maybe I'll try making up my own designs. OK, so that's my goal for this coming year!
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Wen
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Australia
3244 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2010 :  6:41:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Final count for January:

6 finished, 1 frogged and 4 started.

you didn't really think getting things finished meant reducing the WIP count did you?

Wen


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