At the beginning of every year, I make a list of 20 goals:  short-term, mid-term, and long-term.  The top of my short-term goals this year were my UFO’s (unfinished objects).  Finish, rip, or re-envision.  I may have more UFO’s than many because when I teach a class, I’ll start the project, but not always finish it.  So far, I bound off a lace-work shawl to make a doll’s shawl.  I finished a skirt—it only needed 1/2 row of knitting, binding off, and an i-cord!  I finished two half-completed second socks.  I took a two-color brioche scarf, bound it off, made a cowl and put two great buttons on it.  This is a partial list of UFO’s to finish:  second mitten, fair isle vest (back finished), summer top (back finished), baby sweater (up to arms), baby blanket in DK weight (into middle of second skein), cable throw blanket bulky (into third skein), lace weight cowl (3/4’s done), mitred-square baby blanket (into second row of squares), multiple single socks…you get the picture.  I know I am not alone in having multiple unfinished projects, and that I am not the only one picking away at projects and stashes.  I just received an email from a customer with this line, “I’ve been doing some “stash busting”- making a shifty cowl.”  This slip-stitch cowl uses three colors, so it is a great stash buster to use three single fingering weight skeins

These are four road-trip UFO’s: baby blanket, baby sweater, sock, and mitten.