I love the process of a project - be it knitting, cooking, sewing, etc. But I have a problem finishing the small details that always need to be done to complete the project.
When I use to sew more often, I would finish a project up to the hem - or buttons. Then it would sit. I am having the same issues with knitting. I have nearly a dozen projects that just need those last few finishing items done to be complete - ends woven in, blocking, etc.
I swear I need to take an afternoon and just work on finishing. Here's my list.
- Ruffles Scarf - ends need to be woven in and needs to be lightly steamed.
- Vanilla Cowl - my super soft version of the honey cowl. Needs ends woven in.
- Plain Jane Socks - need to kitchener the toes.
- Thermis - need to add buttons - which I have.
- Chunky scarf - needs ends woven in.
- Autumn Leaves Wrap - need to graft two ends together.
- Star Pillow - my first attempt at intarsia made in 2008 at a class at my LYS. Need to stuff and sew shut.
- A variety of felted bags that need handles and/or lining sewn in. I probably have 2 or 3 that need to be finished.
- Blue Liesl - needs ends woven in and buttons sewn on.
- Florida Bag - made this colorful cotton bag in 2007? Just needs to be lined and handles added. I even have all the materials to complete this. And it is adorable.
Why is it so hard to do the finishing? I think things piled up when I use to be the type of knitter that had 10 projects going at once. I am trying to only have two on my needles at a time now - a smaller project that doesn't require a lot of thinking - for knit nights so I can still talk - and a larger, more complicated project.
My goal is to complete the last two projects - Liesl and the Florida Bag - this weekend. Both are perfect for the upcoming warmer weather so I should concentrate on these two so they will be ready to be used as Spring approaches.