Friday, 26 January 2007

UFO Spotting, er I Mean Busting

For the last few days I have been catching up on some of the things I committed to doing this month which I have not made progress with. I signed up to the Crafty Threads and Yarns Forum UFO Buster Event. Sorry about the photo, I'm afraid it's Mr Knitbert's idea of a joke. Anyway, this morning I have had a look through my Unfinished Objects. There are only really two of them, which surprised me, but I have had a few clearouts in the last year when I got rid of or finished off some outstanding projects, it has obviously paid off. Here's the first one:

This is a crochet cushion from Erika Knight's Essential Crochet. I have finished the front, which is in a lacey pattern, and have got stuck on the two back pieces. These are in interminable double crochet. The yarn isn't really helping either, it's a very pretty nylon fibre with beads in it, which splits like anything.

The lace was fun to do, but the ghastly double crochet isn't. When I've done the backs then I have to make a cushion cover out of the red fabric to go under the crochet. I don't mind doing that bit, it won't take long. I do think it will look very pretty, and I would like to finish it now I've got this far, so I think I'm going to have to make myself get on with it. What do you think? Any ideas for remotivating me?

The second project is even easier than the first. I have this piece of fabric which Mr Knitbert brought me back from Kuwait.

It needs to have the two short ends roll-hemmed and then it will become a stole with beading on the ends. The problem is that I started doing the roll-hemming and it didn't turn out very well. It didn't roll properly.

I have done some research and I think I know what to do to make it look right, but first I have to unpick what I have already done. Which I hate doing. And also I hate the stupid roll hemming foot which is fiddly and difficult to get started. So it's been in the UFO pile for *mumble mumble alright then three years*. I think I'd like to finish it, so again I have to somehow make myself get on with it. All suggestions gratefully received!

The only other unfinished item I have right now is my Clapotis no 2, but I am doing a repeat of this at the moment every time I finish another project, so I don't think it is really at risk.


Anni said...

Love the fabric. Gorgeous.

Seahorse said...

Well, I am pathetic for constantly being distracted by the next shiny object, lol, so I'm probably not the person to ask! Could you 'reward' yourself with, say, a new pattern for every X rows of crochet done, or some new stash if you finished the roll hemming?

They're both lovely looking projects!

Christina said...

I do like the material, it looks very posh. I've been UFOing too, so have virtaully no wips at all!! It was a relief to frog a few things though ;)

Knitbert said...

Seahorse, some good suggestions there! I'm going to have to stop buying stash whether I finish my WIPs or not though...

Christina said...

A video of knitting on 2 circs would be great, maybe you should start up a knitting techniques blog ;)