That's a sweater, a blanket, a pair of mittens, a pair of fingerless gloves, a sock, two lace shawls, a lace scarf, and a less-lacy scarf. Not pictured is Brigade and another pair of fingerless gloves. Normally I'm ok with having this many projects on the needles, but the problem is that these ones just sit around with their fingers crossed hoping that I'll see them next time I walk by. You see, the mittens, the sweater, and one lace shawl haven't been touched since this summer. The blanket, the blue scarf (not to be confused with the blue shawl) since last May. The blue shawl has been hasn't been worked on since June of '08.
Countless other projects have just come and gone with more priority than these, which makes this pile of UFOs more substantial than it may seem if I were actually working on these things. However, there's still a large queue of things I need to do before I can get back to these projects - a blanket for a brother, a hat for a brother, one or two other sweaters, maybe another lace shawl and a pair of socks... and I guess that's ok. I do love all of these projects, so I don't think they'll fall forgotten by the wayside, but ooh, hey! I just thought of something. What if I made it my resolution to finish all of these things before the year is out? Maybe I can do it, I won't hold my breath, but maybe. Except for the blue shawl which I think I'll rip, the blanket which is an ongoing joint project with my sister, and the socks which may also get ripped.
There, I now have an impromptu resolution. Make way for new projects in 2010!
(Brigade is almost done, he just needs a collar and a zipper. Hopefully I can get most of that done today. Classes start today and I want to get him out of the way before I get too busy... or cold.)