Yesterday I started putting my projects for #17ufosin2017. I have plenty of choices but I am trying to focus on projects that I really want to finish.
These circle blocks were inspired by a 365 project. I have not been successful beyond about 35 days when I have tried these 365 projects. I did enjoy playing with these little blocks because I love appliqué and I love circles. I have 62 blocks finished and another 45 cut and ready to stitch. This is a great UFO. I can chip away at it in the evenings and on weekends and it will make a very fun little quilt.
In the evening, I sat down to do some swatching. I don’t do a lot of swatching because I mostly knit items where gauge doesn’t really matter. But I know I will be much happier if I make gauge on a few upcoming projects. I was able to get gauge for my RobRoy hat using a #7 needle. I am planning to get this one cast on in the next few days. Next up is another ball of orange yarn that has been lingering in my stash for a few years. I bought this yarn to make the Annabel cardigan and I am determined that this sweater will get made in 2017. I actually got to the separate for the sleeves stage on this sweater but realized it was going to be too tight. I expect this will go fairly fast since the yarn if bulky and the needle is 10.5.
I am hopeful that my UFO piles will get some well deserved attention in 2017.