what is your oldest UFO?
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Mine is a granny square baby blanket that I started in the early 1970s with yarn bought at Sears and Roebuck. They are still just in squares waiting to be sewn together.
I know I have some around 12 years old, I would have to dig for others, shudder. I hate to think what I might find in the boxes I haven't opened since I packed them in 2002 to move to a much smaller house - I think there might be some very old things in them. I have a bit of a tablecloth I started in '76 but I have had no intentions of working on it in the last 30 years so it is more of an abandoned project. There are some things with a few inches done that I hated immediately and stopped and some things I lost that are 5 or 6 years old. I like starting new things, I'm afraid. I have a whole bunch finished that need ends done and blocking, too.
I'm embarrassed to say that I don't have any old UFOs. I am working on a baby sweater right now and I have a sock on the needles for portable work. When I was younger I used to have many projects going at the same time, but now my brain can't handle the confusion of that anymore. Now I finish a project before going on to another one.
MoCoop, you just described most of us, which assuages our guilt, so I will say a big THANK YOU! You are me, you are us, oh, what the heck...if you don't get my meaning, you are mentally stabler than I. Must be my wine time...yep! 5 pm...woohoo! Love ya'....if I'm lucky, tomorrow is another day! Hildy3,4,5..whatever. 😄😄 I love "edit"! Can add: We should date oldies that are still waiting. Came across one last week, cute, unfinished...you know where it is...cute, unfinished again. We are UFOs.."Unfinished Objects" still. Date them! Only half a glass of wine...Salut!
Mine was probably started in the early 80's. It is a very complex fisherman knit aafghan. Every row is different, lots of cables. Over half done, just can not make my self to finish it
A sweater waiting to be assembled, made in the 70 s. It was put away to move and we have moved 7 times just in the valley here, remodeled and new builds. It would fit the GD if I would get with the program and finish it. Is navy and plain so would fit for today.
My "oldest" UFO is a shawl I started September 9, 2019. I am typically a one-trick-pony...a single project at a time. Oh, occasionally my main project is interrupted for something needed right away, but I always get back to it as soon as possible.
I have a beautiful tulip tablecloth i started on the 80's. The pattern disintegrated and i tried faking it but it was boring. A couple of years ago I found the book on Ebay, but the tablecloth is still packed from our move 5 years ago
I have several in bags I started, prob oldest is a a bunch of squares I was going to connect, and am not sure what I am doing so it will be quite some time before I get to it & finish it, 2-3-4 yrs old☹️
So I keep making others, I came across the bag of squares & it reminded me that I told an older lady in our knit group I haven’t seen in a long time I would put them together & make a shawl. Whoops😮
Mine is probably relatively new--maybe 12 or so years. I started a triangular shawl made in 3 sections. When I was just about finished the second section I remembered I had already made that pattern and never worn the shawl. I shoved the new one in a basket and have never bothered to finish it.
When my mother's planned clutch were about 3, 5, and 7, I - at age 20 - moved in for a couple of years. Evenings were spent watching TV and weaving Loopers
- something even the youngest could do. Only cotton loops. Every colour of the rainbow. My main task was to join them into a bedside rug. Well, the box of partially joined squares has travelled with me from NYC to Montreal and those squares aren't joined yet
! I never could get my own kids to make any squares.
If weaving doesn't count as a WIP, there's an almost completed crocheted Mile-a-Minute afghan that I last worked on while sitting by my mother's hospital bed (in her dining room) during her last few weeks. She died March 5, 1997. The blanket was promised to my youngest sister; I hope she has long forgotten about it. It had been begun sometime in 1996.
There may well be even older WIPs hiding in various corners, but those are the two that came to mind first. - Neither has a project page on Ravelry ... yet.
I have an unfinished project from middle school... fortunately I'm in college so it's certainly not ancient! I was knitting a big dinosaur and ran out of yarn. I ordered more yarn a few years later and realized they completely changed the colorway! The yarn was so old at that point that I was doubtful I could find the right dye lot... it's been sitting ever since. I'm sometimes tempted to look for that yarn again, but I'm not sure if it'd be worth the effort at this point!
Well, let's see-----my daughter is about to turn 50. When she was an infant I began a cross stitch birth sampler for her. I got bogged down on a satin stitch section and never completed it! I'm embarrassed to say I win.
LOL!! I'm working on UFO's from a couple of years ago - the older ones - sorry - I just ripped out my needles and sent them off the to thrift store as donations!
Got lots of fabric from the 70's! No yarn tho, it got lost somewhere...