Finishing What I Started

TapestryI have compiled my list of unfinished craft items. It is quite a daunting list! Fourteen items in all (until I think of other things I’ve got stashed somewhere), and do I count things I’ve bought everything for, but haven’t actually started yet? In two cases, yes, because I must do them this year, before children grow too much!

I have:

One medieval tapestry

Three tapestry cushion covers

A pair of socks

A shawl

Two jumpers

A cardigan

A patchwork bedspread

A crochet hook holder

A green dress

An elf (crochet)

24 penguins (crochet)

Some of them will be quite quick – four of them should take less than a day each, but others I am dreading. I have a cream jumper, which is in its third incarnation. I started knitting it in wool which felt like it was straight off the sheep’s back, and was incredibly hard to knit with, so I binned it and started it in a yarn with a silver sheen. I decided I didn’t like that and would never wear it, so frogged that and am now half way up the back in a plain cream. I have to finish the back to free up the needles to start on the other jumper – the one for Miss 11.

The patchwork bedspread might be quick. I could machine stitch it. But every other stitch has been hand sewn, and I think I might feel a bit bad doing the last bit by machine, when I could do the whole thing entirely by hand. I haven’t decided yet.

The medieval tapestry is what I have started with. If I concentrate on it, I should be able to finish it within the month, then I can reward myself with a quick task next.

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4 Responses to Finishing What I Started

  1. Lauren says:

    Good for you- keeping track of unfinished projects. I don’t even want to think about mine.

  2. Monica says:

    I am NOT counting the ufos!! no way jose’…

    I’m behind you though!! 🙂

  3. just Gai says:

    I’m with Lauren and Monica!

  4. Laura says:

    Some other bloggers I’ve read said they are doing a “13 in 2013” challenge. If you don’t count the penguins, that’s 13 projects. For UFOs, I have two pairs of socks, one pair of mittens, and a sweater to finish. And then I have to have to have to start a scarf before it’s not needed anymore!

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