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Finish It Up Friday: The Shawl with Sleeves

By January 7, 2011

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shawl with sleevesMy finished (finally!) shawl with sleeves. Sarah E. White.

One of my goals for each new year is always to finish up more projects. I have a ton of half-completed projects lying around -- worse, I have a few things that are knit up but the finishing isn't done so they're not able to be used.

I thought I would push myself to get more of these things done, and hopefully inspire you if you've got some unfinished projects around, by sharing when I finish some of these long-neglected projects. I'm calling it "Finish It Up Friday," though I can't guarantee I'll have something to share every week.

This week, though, I have a finished object that is probably the thing that's hung around my house the longest being almost finished. It's a ribbed shawl with sleeves. I remember it as being a Debbie Bliss pattern that was published in one of the women's magazines probably five or six years ago.

I knit it up right away but never sewed the sleeves up or attached them to the body of the shawl. I finally finished it earlier this week.

In the intervening years the cats have gotten to it a bit, so there are some pulls in the fabric, but it's still plenty warm and nice to wear around the house. And I feel so much better because I finally finished it!

What have you finished lately? Did you know you can share your finished objects and the stories behind them with About.com readers? It's as simple as filling out a form.


January 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm
(1) kelliinkc says:

Could you get a photo of yourself wearing it? I am having trouble visualizing that on! Congrats on finishing an old project!

January 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm
(2) Connie says:

You are just like everybody else. I feel better knowing I’m not the only one with unfinished projects laying around.

January 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm
(3) Lou says:

I have a bedspread and table cloth not finished. I will stop and do something really simple just to feel like I have accomplished something.

January 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm
(4) Sarah says:

Do you have a pattern or know where I can get one?

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