During my de-cluttering I've come across many unfinished projects around the house. A few have been chucked in the bin. Yup, I hate to say it but they were either not to my taste anymore, missing pieces or there was just no saving them. It pains me to think about the money wasted but there's no point in hanging on to them for this reason.
I've gathered all of my unfinished and current projects together and have decided to post them here to shame myself into finishing them.
These two garments only need a little hand sewing for them to be finished. The navy skirt needs the waistband facing tacking down and a hook and eye attached. I had finished it a while back then realised I had forgotten to add in the gathering on the front of the skirt so unpicked it and re-sewed. Then I put it down and forgot about it.
The second garment in the photo is a Carnaby Cape that needs a metre of bias binding on the hem stitching down.
Both very easy and very quick finishes!
Next up is my knitted vintage top. It's almost there, only the sleeves to finish then sew up. I put it aside over Christmas.
At the bottom of this pile of knits is my hourglass sweater. I finished this then when I soaked and blocked it the yarn stretched so badly. It was my first finished knitted garment for myself and I was gutted. It has hung around for about 9 years in my cupboard with the intention of ripping it out it and re-knitting it.
Next is my Lila pullover. This also needs to be ripped out and re-knit due to a dye lot error.
The next in the pile is a Wool and the Gang jumper. All the pieces are knit but need sewing together. I'm not loving this and may pass it on.
Then there are my machine knit fingerless mitts. They need their seams sewing up.
I am declaring myself to be the worst auntie ever. My poor little nephew in the UK has been waiting for this Thomas the Tank Engine jumper for months. It's been my first time knitting intarsia. Once it's finished I can't say I'll knit intarsia again. So much yarn tangling and trouble with tension that it's driven me a little bonkers!
Then there's this baby quilt for my nephew. Ahem, he's no longer a baby, he's almost 2. Oh the shame. I think I'll finish this for the next baby that comes along.
This vest from a Japanese pattern book was cut out about 3 years ago, shoved in a bag and forgotten about! This should be a nice addition to my winter wardrobe once finished.
Another project cut out and forgotten about. A kids version of the Nani Iro top in Liberty lawn. I think it was intended for Esme, it may still fit Heidi, if not some lucky little girl will receive it instead.
And another project started years ago and never finished. This bag started out with a design feature that required large grommets for the handles to be fed through but I couldn't find the correct size anywhere. Eventually I chopped off that part of the bag and changed it to be like this bag I made back in 2012. All it needs are the handles attaching and some top stitching and it's done.
So, I'm declaring that for the rest of January and February I will work on finishing as many of these unfinished projects as I can.
Do you have a pile of unfinished projects? I bet you do!