I know what you are probably thinking if you are not a knitting or crocheting afficionado. Nope. Not talking about Unidentified Flying Objects here. It’s what we in the fiber world refer to as Un-Finished Objects, meaning projects that are still under construction.

I have several. First and foremost is the most recent project, a Ten Stitch Blanket. This is the second blanket by this pattern I have begun, the first being out of left-over sock yarn that is obviously going to take quite awhile to finish. This yarn is more of a DK weight and I have six skeins of it. I’m hoping it will be large enough for a lap throw.

I had gone stash diving for something else, can’t remember what it was, and found this yarn in the bottom of a bin of DK and Worsted weight yarn. This is Araucania Nature Wool from Chile. It’s discontinued yarn that I bought at a shop in Plano, TX that is no longer in business. When I looked it up online it was listed as Aran weight, but this isn’t Aran weight yarn. It’s probably been in my stash for at least twenty years.

This is the original Ten Stitch Blanket that I started. It’s lurking in a project bag in a basket on the bottom shelf of the entertainment center in the living room until I get interested in it again. I have a many years accumulation of left-over sock yarn to use on this blanket and it is going to go slowly so I’ll work on it as I get the urge.

This is another UFO that I started earlier this year. It’s a Prayer Shawl using two different colorways of hand-spun yarn from dyed top that I bought from Bethanne Elion with Allons-Y! Fiber Arts.

This is the beginning of the shawl showing the two colorways I am working with. The yarns are 2-ply DK weight spun from BFL combed top.

This is another UFO that will be a summer weight blanket for our now four month old grandson, Gabriel. I’ll keep knitting until it is wide enough along the left side for his crib and then I will begin decreasing on one side and continue to increase on the opposite side to make a rectangular blanket that will better fit the crib. This is a Superwash Merino Wool and Nylon blend sock yarn that can be machine washed and dried. It’s lovely, soft and drapes very well. This is Indy dyed yarn from Jo Dee Fish at Fishknits Yarn. Jo Dee hasn’t done any dyeing in a while and I’m not sure when the shop will be restocked.

I know there are other UFOs lurking in the baskets in the living room but I’ll go through those another day.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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