The month of February is devoted to the act and promise of Finishing. It falls on the calendar during what ought to be the coldest (wtf January? 60 degrees? Really?) time of year. Days are short and nights long, but we are on the rising side of the Yule Solstice, and heading into spring. It's time to clean out the old, and start making plans for Spring.
So that means getting some of those old projects off the needles. (Hard to cast on three new shawls and some socks when all the needles are stuck into Auntie Mabel's old cardigan, eh?)
"Finishing" for the purposes of the February that I'll be having usually means actually, you know, knitting the project. But it also means "frogging" (I like yarn, as the lady says, more than I like bad hats), and flinging (this dishcloth is made out of acrylic from 1978? Gosh!).
Okay, I think I may have flung all of the projects that would have qualified under that rule last year. And have not, thankfully, cast on any new ones.
I may have actually cheated some, and started a week early.
What? I'm allowed to finish things.
Two weeks ago I finished a wee shawl and a hat.
|Twig Lace Cap|
|Ginkgo Shawl (as of yet unblocked)|
Last year I had 25 UFOs/WIPs on January 31st.
This year? This year I got 8. (Okay, yes, half of them were on my list last year too. Hush.
|12 UFOs on January 24|
When this picture was taken I had 12. I finished this:
|Doomed Forest Walkers|
Which leaves me with 8. Tune in tomorrow for a full listing. And also a strategy! (Of sorts!)