Wednesday, April 2, 2008

WIPs or UFOs

I went through my stuff the other day and here are some things I found. Now, are these WIPs or UFOs? These, my friends are UFOs.

Have you ever wondered what might be the difference in WIPs and UFOs.

Just by being an object means it's "something" that probably is not on needles, maybe on holders, most likely without a pattern anywhere to be seen. These objects will be in a bag or closet somewhere waiting to be frogged or heaven forbid, thrown away. This would be a UFO (Unfinished Object).

WIPs (Works in Progress) are on needles, have a pattern with them and can be expected to be finished at some time in the future. If not finished or if the project is taken off the needles (needles being needed to start a new project) they will become UFOs. Here are some WIPS.

It seems I have several of both. Now what should I do with them?

My UFOs are sock yarns, felting yarns, organic yarns, fat yarns, skinny yarns. Time for frogging. I think I will frog them all and start a lengthwise scarf with the remains of the UFOs.

My WIPs will be put in orderly fashion and beginning with the most important (those to be gifts) they will become FOs, Finished Objects. The thrill of a finished object can overcome the guilt of a pile of I will rid myself of guilt and start finishing those WIPs.

How many WIPS and UFOs do you have?


monica said...

I will not ever show all my UFO's I have no idea how many I have. Several of them though will be visiting the frog pond soon.

Debby said...

Well, you know I did not show all of mine..I could have dug deeper into the bags but too much guilt to go further.

karen! said...

Hi, Debby.
When I was responding to the post you left on my blog yesterday, I noticed that you are co-owner of The Yarn Grove and I just wanted to tell you how much I love your store.

zippiknits said...

Well, the UFOs look and awful lot like WIPs. Hmmm... My WIPs are slowly dragging themselves into the UFO corner, here. One of them even died. So sad.. Poor little ipod cosy.