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 🙂
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!