but just one. it has been kicking around my house on the surface of things lately. it is from very very early on in my knitting career, when we were still living in missoula and the first winter i wanted to knit christmas presents. i remember being poor, but still buying nancy bush’s ‘knitting on the road’ anyhow and how incredibly happy i was to have it. i remember having to really concentrate to knit this, and the reason it is a ufo and has been for so long is that it wasn’t the right size. i was hoping for my mom’s size and got mine instead, so i abandoned it for other christmas knitting (and a simpler sock pattern). it will be interesting to compare how i feel knitting it now to how i felt as a beginner back then.
just so that you know, all other ufo’s of that era have been thoroughly abandoned and deconstructed. there was a striped purse from a debbie bliss book (and i thought that would be a good idea why?) and a halter top from another book (???? it must have been because i had the cotton, the pattern, and it was summer so shouldn’t i knit it?) and a couple of others that i found a while ago and frogged. sigh -i love the rabid trying of all things that goes along with early knitting. what did you knit early on in your knitting career that was ridiculously not you and proof that you had no idea what was going on? come on, fess up!