The FlyLady has been teaching me to de-clutter my house, and my life. I've been trying to apply some of her basic principles to my projects as well. I'm tired of having the 'clutter' of so many UFOs, so I've begun to tackle them. Sounds good, right? I completed a baby afghan for my brand new niece, but can't post pictures yet, because I haven't given it to them yet. :)
As soon as I completed the afghan, I tackled a pattern that I'm helping proof for Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains - I got to round two of the hotpad, and got stuck. What?! I honestly think I've lost my mind. She's written a great pattern, and I can't wait to finish it - it's super cute! Anyway, that became another UFO.
I then grabbed the doily I began in January. I just knew I could finish it in one day - WRONG! I found my place in the pattern, and got to work. A round and a half later, I ripped it all out. When I joined Ravelry, I found out that a project that you rip out is considered "frogged." Why? you may ask. When you rip-it, rip-it, it sounds quite a bit like a frog's ribbit. :) So, the doily has been frogged, and I restarted it today. My stitches are to loose though, and I need to figure out how to tighten them up, so my doily is pretty, and not scraggly looking. I got frustrated with that, and moved to the next project.
I picked up my braided looking afghan, determined to work on it a little each day until it is completed. Well, after I thought about it, I frogged that one too. It's about 2 feet too long, and I have been mentally blocking it for about 2 years now, hoping it will just vanish. It hasn't disappeared, and I laid it out on our bed today, and determined that I'd be much happier with it if it were the correct size. So, out the yarn comes, and I'll start over.
I'm really bummed that I'm not finishing much these days, but I did vow to not start another project until I finished the one for the new baby, and I did keep that promise to myself. Until things start looking up, just call me Frogger.