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Old 07-31-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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August KAL - Turn UFOs into FOs!
If you're like me, you have a TON of UnFinished Objects (UFOs).
(I have TEN knitting projects in progress right now.)
I wish I could get them all completed, so I would have lots of pictures of FOs (Finished Objects) to post in the forum.

So, our August KAL is:
"Turn your UFOs into FOs!"

Gather up all the parts of that sweater, and SEAM IT!

Complete those half-finished socks,
and be ready to wear them in September!

Put together all those squares,
and have an afghan ready for Fall!

Finish that baby blanket so a little one can enjoy it!

Dig through your knitting or crochet bag,
and pull out that Christmas stocking you started last year.
You'll be able to hang it on the mantle this year!

I don't know about you, but I'll be happy as a dancing Granny if I finish just ONE of mine!

And the best thing about our KAL is....it won't cost a THING!

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Old 07-31-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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I'm in! This way can get gifts done before they are due.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
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You GO, Penny! Let's get crackin!
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:46 PM   #4
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Here's sad...I've only been knitting for about a year and I have 2 UFOs...both are blankets for the 2 babies that my niece & nephew are adopting...the paperwork has slowed things down (long story) and I guess I got a little discouraged and haven't gotten back to them.

So...I'm in!
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:48 PM   #5
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Oh boy! My LYS is also doing a UFOlympic challenge too so I'm totally into this one! I'll dig up all my UFO's and see what I have.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by sgtpam View Post
I've only been knitting for about a year and I have 2 UFOs...both are blankets for the 2 babies that my niece & nephew are adopting.
I look forward to seeing your blankets!

Originally Posted by auntcrafty View Post
I sort of had an excuse for the past few weeks, but that ended Tuesday when the shipping container was delivered.
Yay! I'm glad you have your UFOs back!
Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I'll dig up all my UFO's and see what I have.
I can't wait to see your stuff, Jan!

I'm not sure which UFO I want to work on first - here are my choices.

Harry Potter scarf for my hubby:


Red ankle socks for my son:


A bulky sweater I started THREE YEARS ago:


A pretty shawl:
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:47 PM   #7
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I sort of had an excuse for the past few weeks, but that ended Tuesday when the shipping container was delivered. I of course found all my UFOs last night while rummaging through my stuff to see what I could send with our missions team to Nepal tomorrow.
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My UFOs
Okay -- after gathering together all my UFOs, I discovered that several of them I didn't care for so I frogged them. Here are pictures of the ones I am going to put on my list to finish --

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Shells Wreath dishcloth found in Trendy Knit Dishcloths designed by Evelyn A. Clark. The color of the Sugar N Cream is potpourri ombre.

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Sun dishcloth also from the same book in a pale yellow Sugar N Cream.

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Round or Pinwheel Baby Blanket designed by Genia Planck -- actually making this as an adult sized blanket for a wedding gift. Red is the bride's favorite color. Using Bernat Satin & size 8 needles.

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Knitted Lei from Handcrafted Leis & Flowers volume 6
I started knitting this red & blue lei for Bug (one of my charges) to give to him when he arrived -- I got so busy & sick I didn't get to finish it & ended up buying one for him, his sister, and mother. I will probably finish it, but save it for when friends come to visit.

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow lei from the same book -- crocheted in two parts using J hook. I will finish this and put it away for guests.

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Kitchen Hand Towel designed by Clara Masessa for Kraemer Yarns. I'm using Cotton Ease in taupe using size 8 needles. Patterns(scroll down toward bottom).

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This is going to be a Elegant Comfort Shawl. I cast it on before August 1 but was hopping back & forth on whether I would still do it or not until yesterday. I'm using the Bernat Bamboo Natural Blends in "wicker" & size 11 needles.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:43 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by HollyP View Post
Great Challenge!!!!!: yay:
I'm glad you like it, Holly!

Originally Posted by Firey Vixxen View Post
I just have sooo many UFOs I have no Idea if I'll be able to get any done, But I can give it a darn good try
I'm with you, my friend. I just have to make my decision.

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I'm In!
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Okay -- after gathering together all my UFOs, I discovered that several of them I didn't care for so I frogged them.
I have a feeling that a LOT of us will be choosing to go to the frog pond with some of our stuff.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:56 PM   #10
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I've decided that I'll work on the most tedious and time-consuming ones first!
Then the least tedious will go faster....
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