Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Project? What New Project?

This is not a new project. It may look like a new project; it may smell like a new project; it may even feel like a new project--but it is not.

This is a UFO. It is true that I just cast it on, but that does not make it a new project. I planned to make it last year. I even made the first half of it last year. Do you remember this?

This is the tank from the Retro Ribby Twinset in Knitting Lingerie Style. I made it last spring. I intended to make the shrug shortly thereafter, but I got sidetracked by Prosperous, and then Grecian Plaits, and Icarus, and by the time I thought of it again, it was fall, and I wasn't interested in a tank and shrug.

The status of this project is crucial. I still have not finished Death By Cables. Which means I still have not fulfilled my oath to the Knitting Goddess, and we all know what a b*tch she can be when you mess with her. I am not brave enough to fly in the face of her potential wrath by casting on anything new. We have already established that gift knitting does not qualify as "new." Neither do socks, because, well...just because. And of course, a UFO cannot be classified as "new." Right? So I figure I'm safe with this one. It's not a shrug; it's a twinset. Big difference. It is part of an unfinished project, not a whole new one. It's all in the details, people.

You've got my back on this, right?

12 comments:

Sharon said...

I have UFO's dating back to 2005, so I totally have your back on that. Love the color patterning of the yarn, too!

janet said...

Sweatie finish the shrug so you'll wear this pretty sweater. It really mustn't stay packed away for another season.

sophanne said...

The Knitting Goddess cares not about casting on more- in fact, I believe casting on is sort of like a sacrifice to her and she smiles upon it.

Angelika said...

I love the top you make. I haven't seen that one before, so it's new to me. But I can't wait to see the matching shrug.

Patty said...

Yep, got your back. I completely back up your 'new' project definitions too! Great enablers, aren't we?!?

Lydee said...

Woo Hoo! Knit On! :-)

melissaknits said...

I make it a practice to never get between the KG and her followers. Sorry. It's between you and she, sorry.

Romi said...

*Definitely* not a new project. It's about *time* you finished that twinset! ;)

theresa said...

It's only classified as a new project if there's NEW yarn involved.

Toni said...

Just do a few rows on the languishing project to distract the KG from your righteous attempt to complete a longstanding UFO. When she looks away, grab that shrug-in-progress and go for it!

Kim said...

The tank is lovely. You are absolutely right that the shrug is a UFO even though you have just cast on. It is a twinset, the operative word being set. As such, the two pieces make up one project.

a friend to knit with said...

that little tank is beautiful and looks FABULOUS on you!! are you sure it even needs the shrug? :)
but yes....knit on!!!