I had been a cross-stitch fanatic for years. I always had a project on the go - Christmas ornaments, pictures large and small, samplers, etc. I've often thought of the last project I was working on and wondered whatever happened to it...an unfinished casualty of scrapbooking. Today I found it.
When I was a teenager I used to spend a lot of evenings babysitting and to pass the time I started knitting baby layettes. By the time I got married when I was 22, I had no fewer than 13 complete baby sets - sweaters, bonnets and bootees - in my hope-to-God chest. They all eventually got used and when the time came I started knitting the sets for my grandchildren. Of course by then I had lots of other things on my hands and mind and only two of the babies received hand-knitted layettes from their Grammie. Not that I didn't want to knit for them, but I just never finished them. By that time cross-stitching had taken over from knitting. It seems I can only concentrate on one craft at a time. Here are a couple of UFOs in the knitting department that I came across this morning in my search for a needle.
|This is the back, sleeve and partially finished second sleeve of the|
Quaker set. It's an extremely simple pattern - maybe that's why I
never finished it - too boring. I still have the pattern though so maybe
it'll get finished this winter too.
|These are some odds and sods of very pretty yarn that was in the box with|
the UFOs. A few years ago I made all the girls hats and scarves for
Christmas with some of this yarn.
The weather forecasters are predicting a long, cold, snowy winter this year. Guess I'll just have to sit by my fireside (television) and complete some of these UFOs.