Monday, June 19, 2006

Adrift in UFOs

I haven't posted recently because I wanted to finish something before posting again. I don't like to post without photos. But I just have so many irons in the fire right now, nothing is complete.

I've finished one sock of a pair, and the second one is started.

I've finished a potholder and 3/4 of a dish towel, still need to finish the towel and make the dishcloth.

I've done a few more inches on my Eros Glitz shawl.

I've purchased the yarn for another shawl.

I've done a few rows on a sweater.

Oh, and I did a big organizational project. I bought a large 3-ring binder and a bunch of those plastic sleeves. Then found all the patterns I've printed out or purchased over the years (well, many of them anyway) and slipped each one into a sleeve and put into the notebook. I have so much fun now just flipping through it and imagining all the projects I'm going to make! As if I don't have enough going already. ;-)

So, how do you keep your patterns organized? Do you have a filing cabinet...a notebook...just tossed in a trunk? Do you separate them by name, by type of pattern, by size, or something else? I'd love to hear!

Next time I post, I hope to have a photo of a finished object to go along with it.


cathych said...

HI Liz, haven't heard from you in a while! How ya been?

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Hi Cathy, thanks for asking! I'm fine, just swamped with work. The only knitting I've been able to do lately is complete a few dishcloths. But it's something, right? ;-) Now I just have to get out the camera and take a picture... :-)

So how are you?

kdy12570 said...

I organize my patterns in much the same way--3 ring binder and plastic sheet covers. I have decided not to print out all the things I see on the web, etc. I have created a filing system on the computer and keep them there until I want to use one, then I print it out. Love the clapotis, btw! Come on over and check out my blog for a sock yarn contest!

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Definitely will check out your blog. Ihave tons of stuff bookmarked but have printed out a number as I'm always afraid my computer will lock up and I'll lose stuff. It's happened to me more than once...