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Finish Those Projects (Or Don't)!

By January 3, 2013

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One of the more common resolutions of more seasoned knitters often has to do with finishing unfinished projects. I know this is always a big one for me, and this will be the year I finish that Garter Stitch sweater I started during the ice storm in 2009 -- all I had left was a sleeve and a half, though I'll probably need to start the sleeve over since I'll be my gauge has changed in three years!

garter stitch sweaterI started this sweater almost four years ago. It's still not done. Sarah E. White.

The truth, though, is that not every project needs to be finished. Not every project should be finished. If you hate the yarn or the pattern, it doesn't fit your lifestyle or you know it won't fit you (or the child you were knitting it for, etc.) when it's done, don't waste your time.

Frogging a project you don't like can be fun and liberating, and you get a free pair of knitting needles in the bargain.

Do you have some finishing and frogging to do this year? I'd love to hear your plans!

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January 9, 2013 at 7:05 am
(1) Jayell says:

I have several projects that are WIP, some of which I can!t remember who I was knitting for. At some point I intend to collect them all in one place and sew them together to form a free style blanket or throw. Those on needles will get ripped back.

My current project, to start, is to sew a quilt and knit the same shapes so that I have a sewn and knitted quilt at the end of the year, hopefully.

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