I took a big breath and counted up. NINE UFOs. Not quite all my fingers. You want pictures???
Ha, while I was digging out UFOs I discover one more - so that's TEN UFOs (like green bottles hanging on the wall). But then I discovered longest lasting UFO really IS being eaten by moths so in the bin it went. 17years is rather a long time not to finish something anyway - it just wasn't meant to be. So we're back to NINE multicoloured UFOs hanging on the wall.
1) One guernsey languishing in the attic being eaten by moths. I don't think I had enough yarn to finish it. This has been sitting there for getting on 17years. Time to frog it. As noted above - when I fetched it out of the attic to photograph - it was indeed irretrievably moth eaten and holy - in the bin it went, after a pic for posterity. See - blogging DOES have its uses.
2) One guernsey being knitted from a rather attractive tweedy yarn frogged from a jumble sale find. I do like recycling. This has been sitting around several years but not quite as long as UFO number one had.
Both of these are from my own patterns so it takes a bit of figuring out when I go to pick them up again as to where exactly I am, what I'm supposed to be doing and what my name is.
3) The great Kaffe Fassett Tumbling Blocks bedspread. I don't mind that this is a WIP - it's being knitted from all kinds of leftovers from my stash so it doesn't really matter how long it takes. I think. AM I deceiving myself here?
4) The Lars jumper - being knitted in a yarn I got given for last Christmas that I don't really like, or even like knitting with. Probably why I'm not getting on with it. Is there such a thing as a UFO counsellor out there?
5) The Cabin Fever Swing Coat knitted from the top down. Now what HAVE i done with the pattern???
6) Travelling socks. Knitted on teeny tiny needles in 3ply and very hard to see what the hell the pattern is supposed to be doing and where I am. And the diagram doesn't make sense. Or I'm not doing it right. Am I making excuses? Much harder than I thought they would be.
7) Karen's KAL gloves. Suffering from second glove syndrome. Started the second one, but then stalled as I got distracted by the next project.
8) Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Cable Jacket. Yum. I'm zooming on with this and will finish it before the year is out. It's looking really great and I'm pleased with it. I'm doing it with as few seams as I can get away with...
9) One Sock for DS Seth. Oh dear - he's got huge plates of meat and I don't think it will fit - not the length but the width! I added stitches to the original pattern too :-( So I've nearly finished the first sock but they've stalled.
10) The one I forgot when I was counting up - I was messing around with knitting plastic bags over a year ago (when I started blogging I think) - and mixed the plastic with some dire pink acrylic yarn I had hanging around in my stash (I hate pink) - I think I was knitting a peg bag - plastic being fairly indestructible.
Well this is dreadful. I need to really get down to business and finish what I've started. But then I've been looking at Astrid's Dutch Obsessions and hankering after Kauniyarn after seeing at the Harlot's place. I want to knit Ruth Sorenson's Rainbow cardigan (and I've ordered the yarn slap my wrist with a wet lettuce leaf). And this! I've always wanted to knit one of those jackets - Resistance is USELESS!
That all took an age - Blogger playing silly b*****s and refusing to upload pics. Got there in the end and more knitting time wasted...
Thanks for all your welcome backs - mucho appreciated.