In an attempt to make some headway in sorting out my craft supplies, I went through the numerous bags of half done knitting projects I have lying around.To my shame I had 4 project bags with various pieces in a various stages of completion. The majority where projects I had done very little on, and to be honest had forgotten what they were, so I simply ripped these back to reclaim the yarn.
However I did discover where I had stored the pieces of this particular project.
|Blur 8811 Cardigan|
I originally posted about this project in March 2014, hangs head in shame, which you can find here: Some Knitting Progress. Upon finding the bag it was stored in, I discovered that I only had to knit the second sleeve of this before I can put it together.
|Pieces of Blur 8811 Cardigan knitted up|
So I have decided that it is time to settled down and finish this piece once and for all. While I love the style of the decorative piece at the front edge of this cardigan I am a bit nervous about starting it. There are quite a few steps involved in creating the design, but I think it will be an interesting challenge and hopefully I will learn some new knitting techniques along the way.
I enjoy working with the Blur yarn, it is so soft and keeps a lovely knit pattern. I have enough of this to complete at least another project if not two. I have a couple of patterns for it in my stash so I will be using the rest for those.
This phenomenon of partially completed projects is not limited to knitting. Anyone familiar with my blog knows that I have an ever increasing number of cross stitch starts. I even have a dress pattern pinned out on the fabric sitting on a shelf for months, waiting to be constructed. It is time to try and finish off some of these neglected, half finished pieces.
This need to cull my craft stash and complete projects ties in with my attempts to reduce my craft spending and experiments with budgeting. You can read about these in Stitch From Stash and The Experiment to Spend Less and Stitch From Stash and The Budget Experiment Part 2. As part of this process I plan on making a list of projects for which I have the stash, making these my crafting priority.
I will be allowing myself to switch between crafts, but the overall goal will be to reduce that pile of UFOs. Does anyone find they have the same problems with stacks of half completed projects? If you have any tips for combating this, please leave me a comment below.
I also want to let my readers know that for a while I will be attempting a consistent once a week posting update. Therefore there should be a new post appearing every Monday, which will hopefully be covering a wide range of topics, predominately craft related with some other things I think might interest you thrown in.