Friday Finished Object (F.O.)

Yay! The satisfaction of seeing a completed project!

In my HR (Human Resources) world, I’m sometimes pigeon-holed as a completer-finisher, and there is definitely some doggedness in me that helps me see a project through to the end. I have various strategies for this, and employ many of them in my crafting life too.

On the flip side, I’ve also learned that it is sometimes ok (indeed it is sometimes best) to leave something unfinished, either temporarily or permanently, and move onto something new. Crafters talk of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and those UFOs that hit the ‘permanent’ pile can find themselves being ‘frogged’* … This can be a sad but often therapeutic process, a Phoenix opportunity where disappointment gives rise to something new. Salvaged yarn can have a new destiny.

That said, I do like a finished object, both at work and home. Sticking with the crafting metaphor, there’s a special feeling when that final stitch has been cast off, and the sewing up has been completed. That ta-dah moment is precious!

Of course, finishing a knitted or crocheted project has the added bonus that you get to wear it too!

Today’s F.O. …




A large crocheted cowl, worked in the round, using a variegated yarn in a wave pattern. Credit and thanks go to my lovely niece for modelling it for me πŸ™‚


Have you finished a knitting project this week? I’d love to know!

* ‘frogging’ is knitting jargon for ‘unravelling’, based on the frog’s chorus which sounds like ‘rip it, rip it’ … No, I didn’t make that up … honestly!


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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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7 Responses to Friday Finished Object (F.O.)

  1. Love the pattern and colour πŸ™‚ Good choice. I’m working through the squares patterns supplied with my subscription of the art of knitting collection. So learner projects πŸ™‚ If you want to see they’re all on my instagram feed –

    Definitely feeling like I need to get out my crochet hook and have a go when I’ve finished this knitting series though. Feel like I’m missing out!

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Your squares look great Kirsty πŸ™‚ How many will you be making? It’s a lot of work but it’ll be worth it, I’m sure. Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

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      • Thanks πŸ™‚ They’re great for learning how to knit patterns πŸ™‚ I think it will be about 90 something squares… It’s part of a magazine collection πŸ™‚ So lots of chance to improve πŸ™‚ Looking forward to trying some of patterns on larger garments.

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  2. Laura says:


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  3. swissrose says:

    Those dimples…! And the cowl is lovely πŸ˜‰

    As for a new destiny for frogged yarn – with me, it’s then often the charity ladies, as I find I’ve usually fallen out of love with it, even if it’s still nice. Onwards and upwards, I suppose…!

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Lucky charity shop ladies! It would be interesting to follow your donated yarn on its journey after it left you … You freed it so that it could find its true destination! πŸ™‚


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