Okay, so I've decided that I'm not allowed to start any new projects until I finish at least one UFO... Yes, I do have a little self control. So.... out of the knitting basket comes THIS!
A blast from the past! AKA Klaralund! I'm so close to finishing it, and we still have a few months of cold (well, cool) weather here, so why not! At first I thought finishing this UFO would be a chore, but once I pulled it out of the basket and was reminded how beautiful the colors were, I realized this wouldn't be a chore at all... in fact, I'm looking forward to working on it again.
In fact, in an effort to finish more UFO's, I've started a new self-imposed rule; in order to begin a new project without guilt, I must finish two UFO's first. Notice. The rule is "in order to begin a project without guilt" not "in order to begin a new project". There's a difference. Subtle, but still a difference. Regardless, I plan to stick to my new rule as much as possible as I hate guilt and much prefer guilt-free knitting (or guilt-free anything for that matter) and really really need to finish some UFO's (mainly socks).
So, my first finished UFO was Picovoli and after I finish Klaralund, I will be starting Tubey. I plan to make it out of Patons Classic Merino in black and miscellaneous colors that I have in my stash (from my felting era). I would also love to make this top in a solid color as well (possibly some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk from my stash) some day. After Tubey is finished, I will pull another UFO (not sure which one yet) out of the knitting basket. And so on, and so on, and so on......
Still on the needles is Clapotis which has taken a back-seat (but hasn't hit the knitting basket yet) to my Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark. It doesn't look very impressive at this point, but as we all know, it's all in the blocking baby! I plan to add several extra repeats so that the shawl is nice and big. This is my first lace shawl and so far, I'm really enjoying it.
So this is my public declaration. Self restraint by self-imposed knitting rules. I think I'll call it the "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" rule. Anybody with me???