U.F.O or W.I P?

When exactly does a ‘work in progress’ become an ‘unfinished object’? How about after 6 months without a new stitch? One lovely day about ten years from now this will be a Fyne vest.

Truth is, I’m finding fair isle knitting very hard. And I knit to relax. So there it sits. Just making me feel guilty.


5 Responses to “U.F.O or W.I P?”

  1. Evie Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I too love fairisle but need to concentrate so hard on it that it feels like work not pleasure. Perhaps just committing to one row a day would make some progress?

  2. trash Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Cast off and turn it into a cushion.

  3. Sasha Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I think it can remain a w.i.p for ten years…I often hear novelist and other artist talk about something they’ve been working on for the past ten to twenty years…so lets be generous with our stuff too!

  4. Dotty Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Its beautiful and I can see why it is quite taxing! I think 6 months is a bit soon for it to be classed as a UFO! I like Evie’s idea of a row a day.

  5. Ellie Says:
    June 8th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I had a WIP jumper for 10 years and eventually finished it.Luckily it still fitted my husband
    and he wore it until it fell apart!
    I took me so long because it was very fine yarn and I had to roll it into balls and then use at least 6 strands! So you’ll finish it some day.

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