Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Do you have a UFO?

Textile artist Rachael Matthews has started up her UFO Project Administration Service once more after a break of a few months. If you have any unloved, unfinished knitted projects (UnFinished Objects) in the back of your cupboard this collaborative knitting project might be a great way to recycle them.

UFO Project Administration Form

The basic premise is that you can send in a UFO which you have totally given up on, or sign up to finish somebody else's UFO. You sign up for an invitation and are sent a specially designed form on which you fill in details about both yourself and your UFO (or the kind of thing you might like to knit of somebody else's). Rachael will then matchmake knitter with UFO. The brilliant thing about this is that you don't have to continue to knit the original pattern: you can be as inventive as you like. Jumpers with extra arms, parts of tea cosies made into bags, using a totally different yarn to continue, crocheting something that was started in knitting; the possibilites are endless. Of course you can just continue to knit the original too, if you like. I've done it myself and it is a lot of fun. I sent in around 60cm of lace scarf and finished somebody's sock instead.
Mrs Miniver's Petulant Sock by Ingrid Murnane

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