I'm trying really hard to resist the urge to start anything new until I get some of my UFO's off the needles first. I'm totally running out of bags, baskets, drawers, cubbies and hidey-holes to store that ever increasing number of "well-under-way" and "almost done" projects that are the evidence of my periodic bouts of startitis. I think its like the flu - someone gets it and we just pass it around - am I right?
Here's something that's becoming an "unfinished" tradition for me. Every year at the end of January/early February there is a creative needlearts festival at the Merchandise Mart in Denver CO. Every year I make a pilgrimage to the Philosopher's Wool booth to visit friends Anne and Eugene Bourgeois (IMHO, the highlight of the show), and purchase a new PW kit for the year. I usually have just enough time to get it "well-under-way" before spring fever sets in and I lovingly place it in hibernation (in the distinctive PW canvas wood block art tote bag). I can look forward to pulling it out of slumber after the summer swelter is over to finish. For me, resuming that PW project officially and joyously welcomes the fall.
This year I am doing a Kilim Cross Shawl (begun in February 2006). Here it is "well-under-way" and I
expect hope to finish it by Thanksgiving. My travel schedule for work is heating up so we'll see. But it doesn't hurt to set a goal - am I right?
Don't you love the way the color work transitions from hot to neutral to cool colors? Obviously this is knitted with steek stitches in the round. It's really not a stocking cap on steroids. The big cone will be cut open into a triangle and then fringed.
It will look something like this:
BTW, this was last year's "I'll finish it next fall" project:
It's become my constant companion on the road.
This photo is set up basically the same as last Saturday - but I took this shot again because Fall color is in its glory here at a mile high. You can see what a difference a week makes! Happy knitting! Happy Fall!