I Have UFOs

By Rachel Choi – 19 Comments

Okay, I don’t have “unidentified flying objects” although somethings I wish I do. UFO if you don’t already know stands for “unfinished object” according to cool crochet language. For some reason, there’s literally 10 UFOs on my desk and I have no clue how they got there!

Alright, I lied. I put them there. But what stumps me is why there are so many. I mean I wake up one day and impulsively start something new. What am I thinking? I already have my desk full of yarn projects that are just waiting to be finished. All they need is a couple more rows or to be sewn together.

Do you have UFOs too?


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  1. Sarah says:

    Hey Rachel,
    Yup I have about 4 UFO’s and if I leave them long enough I tend to lose interest and unravel them to use the wool for something else. I blame having a short attention span heh

  2. Pam says:

    I have three UFO’s!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I’ve lost count! Lets see…

    One oversized mile-a-minute afghan for husband that I need to finish piecing together…
    a small amigurumi bird to be sewn together…
    an elephant puppet/stuffed animal that I put aside when the pattern for the ears stumped me…
    lots of WW cotton for ongoing dishcloths that I was going to try to sell but may instead end up being sewn together for a patchwork rug for the bedroom instead… an almost finished doily…
    a rag rug… etc.
    IN ADDITION TO: yarn I bought on sale (approx. two + years ago) for a mile-a-minute afghan for myself… I have yarn stashed in my closet, under my bed, in the living room. I’m sure there’s more. : )

    Rebecca in Toronto

  4. Renee says:

    Yep, I have 3 UFO.

  5. Jodie says:

    I’ve more UFO’s than I can count. At least 3 footlockers full, Not to mention. 2 or 3 projects that have found themselves lost behind the couch… tucked in drawers… stashed in the closet…. under the bed and the list goes on…

  6. Karen says:

    I have so many I have lost count, most are afghans that I start and can’t seem to finish. I do pick them up once in a while, but mostly they hide in tub’s. You know what they say out of sight out of mind….LOL

  7. em says:

    I think i have about ten UFOs lying around…i’ll finish them…later. that’s why i have so many, i always get interested in something else. 🙂

  8. Mary says:

    Oh, goodness, yes I do. One year for a New Year’s resolution, I decided to finish all my UFO’s before I started anything new. Talk about making yourself MOVE so you can start new things!!! I fiinished 6-8 projects! Now I have new UFOs!!!
    It makes life interesting!……….. I want to make SO MUCH!!! There just isn’t enough time in my day to do everything I want. But I keep trying!!!

  9. wendy says:

    I always have UFO’s – I don’t like putting projects together so I tend to let them build up and then I make myself spend a day putting things together.

  10. Heather says:

    I have 3 shawls going, same pattern, different yarns. Rachel, thanks for your support. I didn’t give up. I needed encouragement & appreciate your advice. I can’t wait until your store opens. Thanks for being a great crocheting inspiration!

  11. Joanne says:

    I am down to one UFO- a FBB- It sits on the arm of my chair, but then I pick up something else to do that’s fast and easy- I had bought alot of cotton yarn and have been making washcloths and dishcloths since they are quick and easy…..and there sits the FBB calling my name to finish it……

  12. Anna says:

    Hey that’s funny about UFO’s. Never heard of that term before. You have some ways of saying things I mean of writing things that really makes me laugh. Keep that good sense of humor. UFO’s daaaa that was good.

  13. tara says:

    i also have the problem of UFO’s (about 12) of course i love to try new things .i still hae not finished the 1st aphgan i stated when i learned to crochet 7 years ago haha

  14. MrsNEW says:

    I’m not sure how many UFO’s I have, but I usually call them PIGS–Projects In Grocery Sacks–I have a whole big (36x24x24) plastic tub FILLED with PIGS, and I nearly started another one last night! Luckily, I was able to stop myself in time, LOL.

    I just discovered your site a few days ago, and I think it’s GREAT! My daughter is screaming at me to make her the Piano Keys scarf! It looks like fun to me, but what a challenge~~ I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  15. Dee says:

    ohh thank god i click to UFO.. i thought i am lazy n no good to complete a project .. i started crocheting about a month and a half ago wid tis afghan and still not able to complete it…!! lukin at so many like me.. boost me up..!! now i cn atleast think that im lazy there are people lk me…Gr8 guys cheer up we are not lazy its jst tat we r not used to doin same thing over n over again…… Buck up!!!

  16. Angela says:

    I usually have a few UFO lying around but I just recently finished them all. My husband works with a gentleman that has stage-4 cancer and he is having a hard time meeting his financial responsibilities so they company that they both work for decided to pitch in and help with an auction to raise $$$. Well, this situation inspired me to complete my multiple UFOs and donate them to the auction!! It was wonderful to help someone and clean out my stash/UFOs all at the same time. Hey, it’s what we crocheters do, right?

  17. lily says:

    oh man! UFOs are the worst (or the best.) i had a one-year lease on my last place, in which i had enough space to devote to a “project room,” and when i was packing up to move this month, i had to devote an entire (large) box just to my UFOs. in a way, separating them out from the rest of my unruly stash was rewarding, as now i know just where to go when i want to hook something but don’t want to fish the webs for interesting patterns. glad i’m not alone.

  18. Caitlin says:

    I have UFO’s it usually happens when all I have left to a current project is to sew parts together or make embellishments to my amigurumi like felt pieces (eyes, wings ect.). I want to crochet! so I move onto a new project and leave the non-crochet ending for a time I’m in the mood… so projects tend to add up until I decide I have to get it done and then I sit there forever and sew legs together and cut and glue felt pieces. It’s like punishment for leaving them undone for so long. 😛

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