The next oldest,
ran into some problems with the pattern. I encountered a problem with the neck--I forget what, exactly, but I think it's fixable. This is sort of a strange yarn--it looks like a whole bunch of threads just coaxed into all going roughly the same direction. But, it was a very cute pattern and I think I could get it done fairly quickly.
Those are the only ones still left from the first WIP-marathon in 2008. My next oldest WIP,
The next WIP,
Unlike the problem child:
The next-oldest WIP,
is a delighful mohair jacket that has been languishing mostly because no one in their right mind would knit mohair lace while on pain meds. It's a fun pattern, though, and I've added beads to the edging, so there's even an additional reason to play with it.
The next-oldest WIP is a secret (which explains why it is taking so long), but the next-oldest is
a bow tie started in 2011. The pattern wasn't working out, so I've modified the pattern, and I think just got frustrated with the whole thing and couldn't decide if I would continue with the project or not. Potential for the frog-pond.
is the mohair jacket that was the first sweater started for my attempt at 12 sweaters in 2012. It was banished during the sleeves because the yarn was having to be sliced every two or three rows, and I was getting so angry with it that my gauge was getting too tight. but the back is done, the sleeves are in progress, and I think I might finally be able to stand to finish the thing.
a complicated aran vest in fingering weight on size one needles started in July of last year and intended as a 2012 Christmas gift for a friend of mine. Some days I really crack myself up. Let's try for a 2014 Christmas gift...........
the next-oldest and current favorite is in Grignasco's Bambi yarn, which is a merino wool that feels like cotton. I adore this sweater, and without the pain meds, it's a fun knit.
a pair of socks for Andy, already at the first heel.
and the final WIP,
the latest colorwork ornament, which I'm going to count as a WIP because colorwork isn't my favorite knitting and I may need encouragement to finish this one.
I'm going to push myself to finish or frog 15 WIPs in a row, which would get me down to six WIPs--possibly my lowest count in 10 years. Ornaments won't count as breaking the streak as they have to happen, and to get there will take me well into 2014, but I could end up with some really great stuff by the end...........
Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!