December 20, 2006
UFO Resurrection Challenge 2007
Things I'm Doing
A while back, I mentioned that I was going to try to pull out and work on or frog a UFO per month in 2007. People seemed interested, so I thought I'd officially open sign-ups.
1. Each month in 2007, find a UFO (unfinished object). This makes a total of twelve (12) for the year. You do not need to have a list of all twelve at the beginning of the year - you can go month by month if you'd like. (I plan to.)
2. You have two options for that UFO:
a. Work on it. You don't have to finish it that month, if it's something big, but it must be added into your rotation of "active" projects. A token row or two does not count. ;-)
b. Frog it. If you don't want to work on it anymore, rip it out and move on.
3. Post on your blog each month (or comment if you don't have a blog) about the project you're resurrecting.
4. Everyone who finishes will be entered into a prize drawing. And even if you don't win anything, you'll have twelve fewer languishing projects making you feel guilty!
If you'd like to join in, just leave a comment. I'll put a list on the sidebar soon. Sign-ups technically close on January 31 (although if you sign up that late, you have to get started on your January resurrection that day, of course). And if anyone with more artistic talent than I have wants to make a button, please feel free...
Posted by Kat at December 20, 2006 03:58 PM
Sign me up! I'd love to have a reason to finish all those projects I feel guilty about. Good for you! If you need a prize donation, let me know. I'm sure I can clear out something cool... =)
Oh, this one I have to think about!! Clever idea.
Three single socks and a cardigan to start.
UFO cleanup!?! A fabulous way to start the year. Sign me up, please. I'll start Janaury with those lovely Bearfoot socks I thought I was going to wear to Rhinebeck. Back when I thought I had a shot at actually going.
Ordinarily to join a thing would be the death of a project...but I was already thinking along these lines...so count me in.
Knit goddess help me, I have to get SOME of this stuff done.
What a great idea! I'm in. If you saw the list I put on my blog the other day, you'd know I need to join. LOL
Now, who knows how to make a button?
Let's see, there's Cromarty, a green Rowan top, a cardi that needs buttons, three "pairs" of socks, a flower basket shawl... that's half the year right there and I'm not even thinking hard.
Sign me up!!!
Oh, sign me up! I need this! Woo hoo! Motivation!
Sign me up! I've got plenty of UFOs to work on...
I'm in, but I may have to resurrect the same UFO for a few months. It's a crochetted kitty blanket. I did like one square and it went unfairly into UFOdom. It'll take more than a month to finish it, but it will be done.
I was just looking at my works-in-progress and despairing .... so I'm in. I've got to clear some of these things off the needles.
Such a great idea. Sign me up please!
A great way to motivate me to get back to those UFOs, or so I say everytime I join one of these. But since I plan to use up stash in 2007, it's a great way to clear out the UFOs along side. Sign me up!
Well, this wouldn't do me any good--the only unfinished projects I've GOT are the ones I'm working on right now! (grin) Two sweaters and a pair of socks, all current and been worked on within the last week . . .
Ooooh I want to sign up, the UFO's are taking over my house.
Hi, Sign me up please! So I can start 2008 "clean" and organised. Great idea!
Groeten uit Holland (greetings from The Netherlands).
ooh, I'm in. I know I need to do something about those WIPs but I never get around to it. This sounds great! and do-able.
What a great idea - I am in!
count me in pls
This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for...and by making it an official project, I'll actually do it! Please add me to your list :-)
What a great idea!! Please count me in also.
I'll put photo's on my blog from the U.F.O's.
Oh my, what am i beginning....oh my...
I'm in. I've got several that are just asking for a reason to get finished or frogged.
Sign me up! I read about this yesterday and I dreamed about it all night (I know crazy). So I guess that I really must do it! I don't have enough UFO's to do all 12 months (at least I don't think I do...I know it's a little sick...I actually usually finish projects). But I do have a few and then I figure I will work on all the ones that I specifically bought yarn for a specific pattern and never have started it. In my book those are also UFO's. So the yarn will either be added back to my stash or the project actually started. I'm so excited!!!
I don't know that I have 12, but it will be pretty darn close. Count me in.
me too. I have some UFO's that my son outgrew already.
Count me in - I'm going to search for the UFOs tonight :)
Oh boy! Sign me up! I have piles...just have to unearth a few to make a list (I hide them!)
I don't know if I have 12 UFOs, but count me in. And once I get through the UFOs, I can start on the projects that I planned to start (and finish) in 2006. That should cover all 12 months easily.
Ok gonna do it. i hadn't read this post before, but i came back to see what it was about after you asked me twice if i was gonna do it. haha.
Oh, heaven help me! Sign me up! I have, probably, 15 UFOs that need to be finished. I know January's candidate, too. It's the Starmore "Little Rivers" wrap that has been on the needles for (gulp) EIGHT YEARS!
Count me in. I really need to clear some projects up.
sign me up!
I already frogged one project last week - can that count for Jan? ;o
Sign me up :) I know I don't have 12 UFO's, but I'm sure some of the current actives will become UFO's at some point. I think I'll start using my Vox blog for the knitting stuff. I have too many damn blogs.
Add me, add me. I'm so in!
Me too, though I only have 2 UFO's at the moment.
Yes, PLEASE sign me up! My projects need all the help they can get!
Count me in! I shudder to have to do the UFO round up
Are you kidding? Fabulous. I thought I didn't have enough to do this, but no, there are projects lurking EVERYWHERE. Count me in!
This sounds a lot like what I planned on doing! I'd love to join you... so much more fun to do it along with other people.
Oh yes, I really need to do this! What a great idea :) Please sign me up!!
I'm so in. I really need to clear my head and I can't with all these blocked up projects languishing. I admit, my first UFO that gets attention may be a rip-out because I really want to bang out as many red scarves as I can before the month is over, but I will be finishing-FINISHING-the rest of my stuff as bob is my witness.
I'm in for half the year. I'm down to 6 knitting WIP's, all the old UFO's went away a year and a half ago, but I found myself starting too many this past year, so have active 6 projects, and for my well being of mind, that's too many, 'cuz I've got far too many to-admit-to sewing UFO's. By limiting my UFO deal-with-it strategy to one a month iwth the knitting, I take the stress off to get it all done *NOW, and I can focus on the goal I have of 4 finished UFO's/month in my sewing room.
Please count me in, I am already making an effort in this direction, but this is even more incentive! I'm including some UFO bead projects along with my knitting!!
Not only do I want to sign up for this, I really need to sign up for it. It's time to get all of those UFO's out of my apartment!
i've got at least 12 ufos around the house - sign me up!!!
Hello! I already emailed you about signing up but it never hurts to back it up with a comment. I'm in!
Oh, definitely! I am late to the party (and not even fashionably), but there is still time to rip and resurrect for January.
This I need - hopefully it will be the motivating factor just to get me to finish something/anything. I just sent away one of my longest UFO's away to be ripped out by someone else :-) It was so freeing.
Sign me up as well! This will be a great way for me to organize all the projects I have on the needels right now (err, like 16!)
I'm in. Ohhhhh I can't believe that I'm going to do this. But I am in. In. In.
Sure, why not. I've actually already started doing this, and I've done two already in January.
What an excellent idea ... taking baby steps to knock out a rather large problem. I'm in! I've got some to finish and some to frog.
Hmmm - what to do first?!?!
I have 12 FO's and as this is a content and not a KAL, I am in :)
Some FO's I have..
Noro sweater with sleeves that are to short, and not put together
Essential strive sans sleeves
Sahara sans sleeves
Ab Fab Afghan 1/4th complete
Long sleeve sweater missing 1.3 sleeves
Rowan Salina 1 back complete, 1 sleeves started
1 pair of socks (own design) 1 sock 3/4 complete
1 fleece artist jacket halfway through back
1 jacket in point 5, halfway through back
1 dale ski sweater for husband, in the round 1/4th done
1 kids bucket hat, started not finished
1 debbie bliss bolero started
I'm not sure if i've signed up already, but I've started finishing things, so sign me up! What a great idea...
Um. I have abandoned the quilting world and entered the knitting world with the promise to myself that I wouldn't accumulate UfO's. Now quilting UFO's--I could do this challenge for several years. But knitting--I've successfully limited myself to 3--no more--at a time. Right now I'm down to one. Don't hate me. Can I do quilting ones? Can I include things I have yarn for that I haven't started yet? Hmm.
I'd like to join. Finishing my UFOs is one of my knitting goals for this year. This sounds like it would help me meet that goal.
Is it too late to sign up???
I NEED to sign up!!!
I'm drowning in UFO's!
Count me in!
Is it too late to sign up???
I NEED to sign up!!!
I'm drowning in UFO's!
Count me in!
I totally need this! I have several things just hanging over my head that I would love to get cleared out and over and done with. Thanks for the challenge!!!
Sign me up!!! Totally into this...
I know I need to - I've got boxes stacked oh so high, no new cupboards (yet!) and no more excuses *determined face on* sign me up please!
Oh, I'm in alright. I truly am the queen of the "let's just buy new needles because the others are currently in progress." My sister, bless her fucking heart (all bitterness included), doesn't have in WIPs but I have plenty.
Ok, I'm in. I listed my WIPs/UFOs on my blog, but I think I will be finding a few more as I work my way through the stash! Now let's see... do quilt UFOs count too? Then I'd have to have 3 per month or some such...
Sign me up! I know I have at least 6 in the pile... but I'm sure there are more.
I don't think I have twelve UFO's, I'll definitely work on the ones I've got.
OK, I'll play.
Linked from Sarah Peasley.
Sign me up! I posted about my "2007 Knitsolutions" which was essentially about the same, but I like the mob mentalilty.
I'm in. Thanks. I have enough UFO's to keep me busy until May, at least, so this will be great!
I'm in. I suspect I'll be frogging more than finishing, but I'd love to get my backlog of UFOs outta here. Great idea!!
Just came across your challenge - sign me up! I dug out all my UFO's today and have 25 - well, 24 actually, one got finished today - so maybe I'll get more than 12 done. I'm committing to no new projects and no new yarn purchases until the UFO's are gone! Sure hope I can make it.
I'd like to join, too! If I finnish up a few OFOs, I'll have more room for yarn!
Count me in! First I'll finish my sweater from Rowan "The Next Big Thing" The sweater is Murmur and I keep putting it on the bottom of the pile. I'll pick it up today!!! What do we do with photos? Put them on our blogs?
I'm in - can I count the socks I just finished from last April?
This is exactly what I need! Sign me up, please! I'm selling my house and thinning my stash, which includes finishing up all of those UFOs (I didn't realize what a Process Knitter I am!). Great idea!
Add me to the list. Perhaps I'll be inspired to finish a few!
Hi sign me up and let me know what I need to do. I need inspiration to finish up some UFO's. I dont think I have 12 but it may be close. Thanks for coming up with this!
I'm in! What a brilliant idea, and it'll help me keep my my knit year's resolution for one FO a month!
Sign me up!!! I am working a few of them now. This will give a good push to finish those UFOs that are packed away.
Oh yes, I came via Birdsong - I will need this during the year! May I play, too?
I was thinking about setting this challenge for myself anyway but if I have lots of other people to encourage me it will be so much easier! It was brought home to me this week when I had to empty the space under the sofa bed (which is where my yarn and UFO's hide) how many UFO's I have...and some are only UFO's because they need sewing up.
I will post my list of UFO's on my blog later....off to find them all and feel even more guilty....
Count me in. I've got plenty of UFO's hanging around. In fact, I have the perfect one for January in mind (It's a frogger!)
Oh wow. I had suggested to my fellow Blogstalkers that we photograph our WIPs/UFOs and show them on our blogs. My 14 are up on my blog and I would welcome some more incentive to finish them! I particularly like the rule that states we don't have to finish them within a given month. So count me in!
I am sooo in. Actually, I all ready started and finished one of my UFO's earlier this month. So any way I am in such a great idea.
Sign me up! I have a whole Rubbermaid tub of UFO's to bust this year, and I can probably tie this in to Project Spectrum somehow.
Sign me up! I've already made a list of UFO's and resolutions on my blog ( avknits.blogspot.com ), but I hadn't included the detail of potential frogging. I LOVE IT. I promise to frog things I can't take anymore (even including the fuzzy pillow which has landed me in Fun Fur Heck). woo hoooooo!
Please sign me up - this is a good one!
Oh oh... mee mee.
I'm just gearing up to FLASH my UFO's on the blog anyway. It's PERFECT! I really do want to knit or frog my UFO's.
(one may be converted -- I can't bring myself to frog it, but it's hopelessly bolluxed for the original purpose.... you'll see when it's that one's month to shine)
Please include me! I'm moving and in the process of packing have found TONS of UFOs! Where did they come from???? Thanks for spurring me on.
SIGN. ME. UP. This is brilliant!! I need it! You Rock!
I am on a de-cluttering kick right now, and an amazing amount of the clutter here is unfinished projects. This is perfect! I'm in!
I'd like to be in please =)
Not quite too late to start, right? Now where was that knitting I'm trying to get done this month ... please sign me up, and I'll get right to it.
Squeaking in under the deadline. And yep, I'll post today! :)
Am I too late to sign up? It's only February 2! Pleeeeaaaase.
What a wonderful idea. Count me in too.
I'm signing up - 6 months late. Hahaha. This is a great idea. I'm all for UFORs. Thanks for the motivation. Happy knitting.
wow, this is so inspiring-i wish i'd known about it 8 months ago-but i'm gonna join now anyway.i have sooooooooooooooooooo many ufo's lurking about!