I have one big knitting goal for 2011 - at the end of 2011, any currently unfinished object will be either finished or frogged.
That's not to say that I can't have other, yet-to-be-started projects that are unfinished when we roll into 2012, but nothing current.
Which leaves me with the following, in no particular order (well, in the order they show up on my Ravelry projects page):
1. The Peacock Feathers Shawl. I've had this pattern for a number of years, planning to make it with KnitPicks laceweight in Turquoise Splendor. But during a family reunion in Williamsburg, VA, last year, I found this gorgeous Prism Lace Wool at Knitting Sisters, and knew it would be perfect:
It's less dull olive in real life. I got as far as several rows into the border before Christmas, but ran into some problems and had to frog back a number of rows. I've got a few more to forg, and then I can start this up again.
2. My Lace Ribbon Scarf. Lisa and I both started this project on our British Isles Cruise last August. I cranked speedily ahead (the hare to her tortoise) and finished it (smugly) very soon after we'd returned home. And then it sat in a bag, waiting to be blocked. And waiting. And waiting.
In the meantime, Lisa finished hers and has probably been wearing it with abandon, while mine just sits. And waits.
And will probably continue to wait until we have warmer weather - I've closed off the heat to my guest room (where I do my blocking) to save on the gas bill. But once it's a little more temperate in there, blocking will commence!
3. Cassidy. This sweater has been under way for over a year - I started it on December 25, 2009. I'd gotten the fronts, back and sleeves knitted and then realized I'd need gorilla arms to wear the sleeves at the length I'd knitted them. (I don't have particularly short arms, either - I think I just got carried away with the knitting.) So Cassidy sat in a bag for a long time.
This year over Christmas, I ripped back the sleeves and shortened them each by three repeats. They have now been reknit, but need to be reblocked before I can sew them to the body pieces. (See item #2.)
I do suspect that these will get blocked before the Lace Ribbon Scarf, though - it's sweater weather here and I'd really like to be able to wear this one. Soon.
4. and 5. My Ex-Clapotis Scarf and My Ex-Clapotis Hat. These were (not surprisingly, from their names) once a Clapotis. I bought the Lion and Lamb specifically for the Clapotis, but didn't know that it really needed four skeins, not three. I wasn't happy with the size I could make, so I ended up frogging it.
After I decided to knit My So-Called Scarf with the Lion and Lamb, I first figured out how to make a matching beret; I knit the scarf last so I could use up all the yarn.
These just need ends woven in and they're ready to go; I don't even think they need blocking. I will wear them with the purple leather gloves I got for Christmas this year.
6. Hey, Teach. I grossly overestimated my size when knitting this, so it looked horrible on me. I am since even smaller, so although I frogged and started reknitting it in a smaller size, it still might not be right. I'd like to have this ready to wear this spring.
And while we're at it,
7. Hey Teach #2. This is technically a finished object, but it looks terrible on Lisa, for whom I knit it. It's in my posession now as it needs to be reknit to an appropriate size.
8. Traveler's Twist Stole. My first (and only) self-designed knitting. I've got the body knit but need to figure out the design for the two end pieces, to be knit in black Cherry Tree Hill fingering weight.
9. Pomatomus Socks. Started on a cruise a number of years ago, these weren't fitting right. They need to be frogged and either reknit or knit into another pattern.
10. That *!!?@ Stranded Vest (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Kendra/snowmen-and-skates-winter-vest). I am not good at stranded knitting. I need more practice before I can handle something like this. Plus, I no longer wear the size I started making, so this needs to be frogged.
Also, I am no longer so enamored of the whole knitted Christmas/Winter-themed Sweater idea. I just may use this yarn for something else.
11. My Shapely Tee. I started this a long time ago when I was much bigger. It should be frogged.
12. My Jaywalkers. The first one looks great; the stripes really show off the diagonal lines created by the stitch pattern. However, the second skein of yarn - from the same dye lot - was plied differently, so the colors don’t line up the same, and the sock doesn’t look right.
But a decision must be made.
So at 12 (coincidentally) unfinished projects, that means I will only have to deal with one per month, on average. The Ex_Clapotis Hat and Scarf, Lace Ribbon Scarf, Shapely Tee, and *!!?@ Vest shouldn't talke too long to deal with (one way or another.)
The others? Well, we'll see. :-)