Wednesday, 9 May 2012


I seem to have a bit of a block about making things at the moment, so to try and counter it, I thought I'd have a bit of a tidy up in the spare room (which I refer to in my head as my craft room). No matter how hard I try I can't seem to keep it tidy, possibly because I know I can bolt the door on it when it gets too bad. I con myself that with the right storage I would, but I'm just kidding myself...

Anyway, in the course of tidying up I discovered an embarrassingly large number of Un-Finished Objects (that's where the UFO thing comes in, geddit?).

Some of the things I discovered, in no particular order:

  • Most of a navy blue sweater for a three year old boy - it just needs a button band, collar and making up. Just a shame that the three year old boy I was knitting it for will turn six in July...
  • A dismembered knitted dolly, with dress, just needs stuffing and sewing up
  • A knitting bag - needs a lining and just two more seams to attach the handles, plus tidying up of ends.
  • A denim handbag that I was half way through and lost enthusiasm for last year, that and I realised that I really should have used some interfacing as it's a bit floppy - can these things be retrofit?
  • A lamp-base awaiting a new shade
  • Patchwork cushion kit - not even started, but purchased for £1 from the Sally Army shop
  • Several tapestry kits, one technically 'in progress', two others that are actually finished but are languishing in a cupboard as I haven't had them framed or made into cushion covers
That's before I started counting the things that my children want me to make (a pair of rainbow socks and a dachshund draft excluder), my secret knitting project that has stalled due to chronic miscalculation on the yarn purchasing front, oh and any number of foetal blog posts that are hanging about in the ether, just waiting for a slide down the metaphorical birth canal.

So what have I done about it? Well to start with I decided that, fuck it, the knitting bag doesn't need a lining, and immediately took to my machine and sewed two enthusiastic if slightly wonky seams to attach the handles. I shall sit in front of The Apprentice later and tidy up any loose ends.

So that's my list of shame shared - what UFOs are lurking in your house?

p.s. thanks to wikipedia for the 'purported' UFO pic

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