Friday, November 9, 2007


Wow, it's been a busy week, and it's gone by so fast! I am so sorry I haven't posted sooner about the drawing. I tried to post last night but Blogger was hatin'. Also sorry for no pictures, but I am just trying to get this posted and end the suspense.

We had 5 people enter the second UFOctober drawing:

Kenyetta completed 4 out of 5 projects and is working on the 5th. Good job, Kenyetta!

Turtle rocked out during October, finishing 6 out of 8 WIPs, making great progress on the other two, and starting 5 of her 12 queue projects. Awesome!

Fiber Chic finished 3 out of 5 projects, finished a fourth on November 2, and began her "exception" project. Way to go!

Unusually Heather at Gentle Sunset admits she only accomplished a little of what she set out for, but she is happy with the progress she did make, and plans to continue to work on these projects.

Knitterary had such a great title for her final UFOctober post - "UFOver" - that I wanted to kidnap it for my very own (but didn't). She met 5 of her 6 goals, calling the last one a draw. Knitterary also managed a hat and almost 9" of sweater for another KAL. Nicely done!

So those were our five official entries. No photos, but the drawing was done the same way as before - names on slips, slips folded, slips in glass, hubby pulled winning slip. And the yarn goes to...

Unusually Heather at Gentle Sunset!
I'll email you tonight for your address. Remember, if you pick Peacock Multi, you just might get it faster! (Because I have some already - hee.)

The whole point of this exercise for me was to figure out exactly what is in there? so I could decide what to do with it. Overall, I am very happy with my own progress, and it's nice not to have all those UFOs hanging over my head.

So here's my final tally:

Blue Cascade Socks for Boy1 - FROGGED 10/6/07

Chevron Lace Socks - FINISHED 10/6/07

Early Nettie - FROGGED 10/1/07

Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono 1 - FINISHED 10/18/07.

Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono 2 - no progress other than thinking about how to finish it

Lily Pad Socks for Boy1 - FINISHED 10/7/07

Purple sweater for Girl - FINISHED 10/31/07

Recycled Navy Sweater - TRASHED 10/19/07

Sky Socks - MAILED 10/4/07

Swap-Bot Swap Yarn - MAILED 10/6/07

The interloper: Jaywalker

The Exceptions:

Jimmy Neutron sweater for Boy1 - no progress

ONE ball-band dishcloth if the mood strikes - no progress


A few have asked if I will host UFOctober again next year, and the answer is, barring disaster, DEFINITELY. I hope it's even bigger and better, with more prize drawings and WAY more participants (not that you guys weren't great!). I've already "reserved" a blog name for next year. I plan to allow participants to post to that blog, so everyone can do their own updating. So stay tuned! It's gonna be fun!


Fiber Chic said...

Yay Heather! Congrats! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for UFOctober 2008 :)

Kenyetta said...

I am eagerly awaiting next year, I am sure I will have plenty of UFO sightings by then!
congrats to Heather!