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March 12, 2009

Fiber Redistribution Question

Horribly tired of listening to our President's redistribution plans, actions, and the consequences thereof, I've begun my own Fiber Redistribution Plan. At least no one will loose a job or their savings, and everyone will still keep their Constitutional Rights.

My Round Trip that was 40% finished in Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool has now become this:


in favor of a more comfortable Bog Jacket

I have a question. When does a project change from being a UFO to becoming a pile of fiber, in need of redistribution? How long must (or may) it be allowed to languish, before the artist should consider redistribution?

Posted by Angi at March 12, 2009 07:04 PM


Good Question.
My oldest UFO(15 yrs) is a loop mohair sweater in a grape color. Love the yarn.
Hate the sweater. Afraid to try to make a pile of fiber for redistribution because of the fact that it is Mohair and hard to rip.
IF this sweater was finished I probably wouldn't wear it...Jordan might, she likes big and baggy.
I think that Once you realize that you would never wear the UFO EVEN if it was finished, for what ever reason, you are then allowed to rip it for redistribution and shouldn't feel bad at all.
After all do you knit because YOU Have to for clothing, or because you Want To for relaxation or fun?

If it is because you knit because it is fun or relaxing and a product is just a bonus, then you need not worry about wasted time. The knitting has done it's job, just didn't produce a finished product.
I think EZ said something similar.

Bog Jacket huh? Guess I'll have to go look it up.
What about an adult surprise jacket?

Posted by: Viki at March 13, 2009 07:12 AM

My oldest UFO (a sweater) is over 24 years old. My oldest yarn in stash (an Icelandic) is over 30 years old. I have a terrible habit of buying lovely yarns with no specific pattern in mind. Then I can't find a pattern that requires the yardage that I own. Of course, I can't buy more; because by then it's out of production.

IMHO one can abandon a project at any time, frog it or not, and reuse the yarn (or not) at will. Too much angst makes too little fun.

Was so happy to discover your blog...such a happy personality!


Posted by: Jane at March 22, 2009 08:58 AM