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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fat Tuesday

Sally sent an email a couple of days ago reminding me that Lent begins this week. For those of you who weren't with us last year(I don't know how to link, but you can check back to Feb 19 and 20, 2007), we began a Lenten sacrifice that was tradition in the making.

For no particular religious reason, several of us gave up casting on new projects. I was appalled last year to find out that I had over 40 UFOs on the needles just waiting to be completed. Thanks to 40 days of not casting on, I was able to shrink that number significantly--but still, there are UFOs in my pile. I have things that I feel bad about just taking up space in my knitting room. . .things I haven't touched in over two years. . .It's my guess that not all of us are as pure as Harriet, who only works on one project and a pair of socks at a time, and that there are several things languishing in the bottom of our knitting baskets. . .the time has come. Completion is near.

So, if you're going to take up the challenge with us this year, today is Packzi Day. If you have a burning desire to stock up on fatty calories to hold you over for the season--or rather, cast on a few projects you won't be able to do without--now is the time.

I for one, will be casting on three projects today. (And yes, Sally, I did make fun of you for doing the same thing--call me a hypocrite! it's true!) I need to make a hat for a friend who is visiting late in February, I completed a sweater last night and have been waiting to cast on another using the same needles, and will want to at least start my February Sock Down Challenge socks for a Ravelry group. . .so you all know I'll have at least three UFOs. . .but I think I'm down from the 40 last year. I'll take count and keep you posted.

Who else is in? Send pictures or your list and you can keep us all updated.

4 comments:

LindaLuFiber said...

What a great idea, and I am with you....need to cast a couple things right away, Feb. sock is part of that requirement, but I don't have many UFO's so the quilt is not mine!

LindaLuFiber said...

I meant guilt, not quilt...I have NOT started a new fiber art!

Anonymous said...

Count me in. Have one more thing I hope to cast on tonight. No more after today.
Sharon

Harriet said...

Hey - I'm not so pure!