FO Pledge

I pledge to actually finish some projects this week since I am on vacation.

I pledge to finish the following projects this week:

  • Black Stitch Sampler Backpack – I just finished the crochet and only need to sew it up now.
  • Share a Square Squares – There’s one face that needs to be embroidered on, a few ends woven in, and they need to be steamed. Then I just need to mail them. I pledge that this will happen tomorrow.
  • Hooded Jacked AKA De La Soul Jacket – I need to weave in the ends and sew it up. I would say “just need to” weave in the ends, but there’s like a million of them.
  • Sergio’s Turtleneck – I finished the back a month and a half ago. This is a boring project in all DC, but I could probably finish in a day if I could pay attention long enough.
  • My Turtleneck – I was so psyched to start on this and couldn’t get a hold of the pattern fast enough. I had to order a hard copy snail mail -gasp, say it isn’t so- and of course by the time it arrived, my enthusiasm had dwindled. I have a whopping 6 inches of the back done. I would actually like to get through this before it’s too hot to wear it. It uses one of the yarn colors from the Hooded Jacket, so if I finish that I would wear this with it.
  • Ewing’s Thomas the Train Blanket – I have 7 more rows of light blue, then the border, and need to weave in a zillion ends. Being that officially this was his “Christmas” present, I pledge to finish it this week.
  • Grandma’s Polar Bear – Another “Christmas” present. I just need to embroider the face and sew him up. Really, he’s stalled since December, really? Ridiculous.

I figured if I published my pledge I had a better chance of holding myself accountable.

I would say I pledge to finish them before starting new ones, but that would just be a lie. Did I mention I just bought yarn for 4 new projects last week? I couldn’t help it. They’re going to come out so cool.

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Christmas Presents – Leave Em for Next Year or Actually Finish Them?

Aah… January 25. Exactly one month after Christmas. Yet I still have uncompleted Christmas presents stuffed in my project bags. Do I finish them and send them out or put them on hold until next year?

Two of them have only needed to be sewn up since Christmas week. What I’ve been waiting for, I do not know.

One is a polar bear for my Grandmother who has been to Alaska to photograph the polar bears in action twice in the past few years. Now that she’s in her 90’s her polar bear visits have ceased, but she is expecting a little polar bear to come visit her via USPS and I still need to sew him up. I actually finished crocheting him pretty early on in December, but the instructions stopped and didn’t tell me how to sew him, not that I can’t figure it out, so I kind of stopped to. Bad, bad granddaughter. Being that my Grandmother specifically requested an amigurumi on Christmas after I had given a few others as gifts, I guess I should really finish this one and get it out.

Dragosaurus HarfDragosaurus Hat

Another is a Dragosaurous Harf. A dragon/dinosaur hat/scarf made out of super warm Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. This one is for my nephew who really likes dragons and dinosaurs. With the weather we’ve had this January in NY, I really should have finished this one, especially since all I need to do is sew it up. It would have kept him nice and warm… and would have been a lot of fun too. Bad, bad aunt.

Some of the others are seasonal, like Paz the Angel and Snowflake Girl. Maybe I’ll finish them over the next few months early for next year, but those I don’t feel so bad about not finishing now.

Paz the AngelGreen Eyed Snowflake Girl

Then there’s the epic project, a photo blanket of my son for my husband. The completed part was revealed to him on Christmas Day. He’s started asking about it again. My new goal is to finish by Father’s Day.

Ewing

So perhaps the Polar Bear and Dragosaurous Harf could be called Valentine’s Day presents, giving me a new deadline that I could live up to?

Then again… Christmas 2012 is just around the corner.

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