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How many UFOs do you have? I have 5 UFOs on the needles plus I'm counting the 9 gifts I want to make for Christmas since they have a real deadline. So, that's 14 for me!

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Pattern: Sylvi Jacket by Mari Muinonen
Yarn: Cadena in Tree Frog (I said Leap Frog in the video - oops!)
Needles: US Size 8 nickel plated circulars

Pattern: Lady's Circular Cape from Victorian Lace Today (except I am only doing 9 repeats instead of 12 hoping that it will not turn out quite so full and ruffly)
Yarn: Shadow in Spring Green Heather
Needles: US Size 5 Harmony Wood circular

Pattern: Positano Tote from Interweave Knits Winter 2009 issue
Yarn: Wool of the Andes in Avocado, double stranded
Needles: US Size 7 nickel plated circulars

Pattern: Herringbone Scarf (I'm using the herringbone pattern from the Positano Tote)
Yarn: Oregon Worsted from Interlacements
Needles: US Size 7 Harmony Wood circulars

Pattern: Flip Mino felted case - making it up as I go!
Yarn: Memories in Redwood Forest (discontinued) - closest substitute is Palette fingering weight yarn
Needles: US Size 1 nickel plated 40" circulars for Magic Looping

Pattern: 9 undisclosed Christmas gifts
Yarn: Swish Worsted in colors to match the recipients
Needles: US Size 4 nickel plated 40" circular for Magic Looping

Whew! That's my total of 14.
I listed a few of my current projects which I actually have on needles.
My current UFOs (active - i.e. on needles) include:

Pattern: Entrelac Vest
Yarn: Telemart (four colors)
Needles: US Size 6 and 7 on circulars

Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket
Yarn: Suri Dream - Rose Quartz
Needles: Size 10 options for Magic Loop

Pattern: Log Cabin style arm chair covers
Yarn: Shine Sport
Needles: Size 5

Pattern: Collegiate Socks
Yarn: Microspun
Needles: Size 3 Options fixed circulars

Plus I have
Two Comfy tops not yet started
A Comfy kimono sweater for me not yet started
One final Crayon bolero not yet started
Not to mention some other ideas that I have not yet formulated, or for which the yarn had not yet arrived
But to give you an idea of what my plan of action is I have also attached an excel spreadsheet with my list of projects... so far, for this year. Please don't laugh. I have to use spreadsheets. It's like an addiction.
I liked your spread sheet. They are so useful. I use them to make budgets and to set a time table to pay of some bills. I am a list maker myself. Its how I prioritize the things I need to do. If I don't have a list nothing gets done.
If you noticed, I color code - green means DONE! Yellow means in progress. Red is something that has a timeframe and I'm running late. Glad you liked it.
Lists are great, until you can't find them! Maybe I should try the spread sheet idea. Then it will at least be in the computer. I am just not that good with the program.
I use Excel spreadsheets for lots of things. I'm sure the designers would be puzzled by my applications.
Me too! I don't think I could live without them.
This is awesome!!!
I have 3 UFOs on the needles, plus 2 more that are UFOs but off the needles. 2 are lace shawls I'm designing. 1 is a bag I'm designing. These are my first designs, so they're taking longer than a lace shawl normally would!

The 2 UFOs that are off the needles are in the finishing process. One is a teddy bear that needs an embroidered face. The other is a baby sweater that needs to be re-seamed. The sweater is a gift. When I sewed it up, I accidentally brought the sleeve seams in too far, and the sweater is too narrow just under the arms. If I don't fix it, I better hope the baby turns out to be a preemie! Both the bear and sweater are knit with Sirdar Baby Bamboo using size 3 or 4 needles.

The shawls: One is a lace shawl "In the English Style" with a charted pattern in the center. I'm now working the border and I may change the choice of repeating pattern because this one just might drive me to the nuthouse. It's a combination of lace and cable stitches to form a lattice pattern. That one's knit in Plymouth Alpaca Laceweight, on size 2 needles.

The other is a pi shawl with a stormy weather theme, but I kind of set it aside when the number of stitches needed to complete each row exceeded 200. I am a bad pi knitter. This one's knit in an indie mill alpaca laceweight, on a size 3 needle.

The bag, which is knit in O-Wool Balance, is another design of mine, using a very tight stitch so I don't have to felt it. I seem to design things that are overly ambitious for what I actually like to knit. This one's knit on size 6's, but I'm having gauge issues when I change stitches.

With all these design-myself projects on the needles, I feel an almost uncontrollable urge to put some basic socks on the needles.

All projects, except one of the lace shawls, are knit on KP Harmony interchangeable needles.
Ok, basic socks shouldn't actually count as projects. More like therapy! Or, a best friend who is always available.
Here are my ufos, and believe me I have more that need to get started and finished by next Christmas

# 1 sipalu bag by knitpicks in the warm palette
# 2 a lace shawl from the book Victorian Lace Today- its my first try at lace
# 3 I have half a pair of socks from the Folk Socks book
# 4 a pair of Setesdal mittens- I am almost done with the first one
# 5 a hooded cardigan sweater for me- I am on the second sleeve and have the front and back done as well as the first sleeve
Now here are my other projects in the works

another lace shawl from the Victorian Lace today book- I have the yarn and the needles ready to go
a hexagonal scarf/shawl by jojoland the pattern is the swirl shawl
another 5 sipalu bags-these are the Christmas presents
a few hats- one for me and one for my father along with my 3 niece and nephews-Christmas presents
a pair of mittens for my niece and my father

and not to mention a few beaded projects that I have already started-bracelets. As if that wasn't enough. Whew thats a lot isn't it. Am I over my head here? Maybe I should invent a time machine or something to get these all done by next Christmas.
It sounds like we all have our hands full of UFOs to deal with, not to mention all the ideas still knocking around in our Knitters Brains that we haven't put a yarn and needle to as yet. Oh, well, all we can do now is to line them up and knock them out one at a time... or maybe two at a time. This should be a lot of fun!


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