Friday, May 21, 2010

A Future UFO

A Future UFO

I am in the process of starting a future UFO. My fiber friends (who are also known as enablers) introduced me to new group on Ravelry. It's called BlankieMania. I need to get my head examined but I joined. I have not however joined a swap on the site but instead decided to be a part of a small group here locally.

So to get ready for the local swap I used a ball of sock yarn that was spending way too much time in my sock stash drawer. My friend Ashley gave me her digital scale after I made a fuss about it on Facebook. A check was written and now I am the proud owner of the cutest little digital scale for weighing yarn.

The point to the swap is to measure out 20 balls of yarn that all weigh 5 grams each. There are 20 people in the swap and everyone does the same thing. Then all the yarn is mailed along with a SASE to the swap moderator and she gives everyone one of all the skeins and packs then up and off they go back into the mail. Each person gets 20 different little skeins to start on a sock blankie that is made up of a bizzion little mitered squares. This will be a long term project or a future UFO.

I chose yarn that I really am not wild about-it has pink. I am not a huge fan of pink or blue so this one could go. Maybe someone will be crazy about the color. I honestly don't know why I bought this stuff but I did and now it's going to have some new homes! So stay tuned for the future UFO.

6 comments:

Wool Winder said...

That sounds like a good idea and fun, too.

Ria said...

Sounds like fun.... and who knows maybe you'll finish.

A sock blankie is one thing I'm considering for my sock yarn. I only wear short below the ankle socks - so I have lots of scraps.

A tote bag is another thought, and a "patchwork" mitred square cardi another, or a random stripey shawl another.... sigh.

My theory is since I like/wear colors I like they'll all go together.

vlb5757 said...

I searched the project page and got all kinds of ideas. I really want to do the blanket to put in the spare room that my son currently resides in. When he moves out I will re-decorate the room. I am hoping it's before I am on social security!

Sharon said...

I'm clueless but it'll be fun to watch this saga unravel, he he.

Farm Chick Paula said...

*giggle*
Enablers, huh? Now, I can't believe your fiber friends are that much of a bad influence....
Can't wait to see what you make with those gorgeous colors!

vlb5757 said...

All friends who egg you on to buy something that know perfectly well you don't need are enablers. My fiber friends have perfected this technique! I love them but they are getting expensive. I have started knitting on my first little square and hopefully will be successful since I am not knee deep in this committment! We shall see...