No, no, no, UFO's are meant to be that way. Then sometime in the future you will have a new idea or inspiration, and the UFO will become a FO! At least that is what I tell myself. (Who recently found an almost completely finished knitted doll, started in - oh- maybe 1994??? - and just bought some gold fleece to embellish it! See it just wasn't meant to be done way back then. The doll wouldn't have been happy - lol)
I do like your philosophy! Maybe UFO's can be for those projects you know you started, or at least bought the materials for and now for the life of you, you just can't find! Two years ago I bought yarn and needles to make a really cool earflap hat for my DD's boyfriend. I had done quite a few swatches to see which one he liked better, and then put it down to finish something else for my DD. I was recovering from major surgery at the time, where I spent most of my days coming downstairs, just to fall asleep all over again, lol. Anyway, life got back to normal and extremely busy. I forgot about the hat as it was not needed at the time. When it started to get colder, my DD asked me about knitting the hat; by that time I had really grown quite disgusted with the boy in question, and told her I was taking a "wait and see" attitude. So glad I did as they ended up not staying together, and it would have greatly irked me to have made something for him. (Not a worthy recipent). Flash forward to Oct. 2009. I have a great need for the needles and yarn I bought for this hat. I know I have them, I just can't find them - anywhere. I tore the house apart looking for them. So I did what I needed to do, bought more yarn. Of course! Over Christmas break, we were looking for a pair of mittens that had fallen behind the storage box, and low and behold - I found the missing yarn and needles. How it got there, I'll never know. My DD and I got a great deal of amusement over that. So it wasn't really a WIP, it was a missing UFO. Now I think I understand the difference between the two. At least that is my story and I'm sticking to it! lol
this site is beyond nice, it's 4 am I should be sleeping this is to darn addicting. Just found this site while searching for alan dart patterns and the simply knitting magazine..............gotta sleep
Laurie, you are going to love it here! It is adicting, and I have spent way too many early morning hours perusing the many pages of comments. Cheryl is so right, this is a great place for knitters, and she along with Peggy and Susan are the fairy godknitters. They'll set you straight on almost any question you have, and not just about knitting either - lol. :o)
I love the Alan Dart patterns. Last week I was finally able to pick up the June issue of Simply knitting, just so I could have the rest of the Monkey Tea Party pattern. Have you seen it? Too cute for words.
I'd take a full picture of the whole thing, but was not sure if it was ok to do that. They are so detailed and the tea party set is very cute as well. For sure will make some of the bananas for Mr. Kirke Foster. Let me know if it is ok to post that picture, and I will.