In my creative space sits a open plastic bin that is overflowing with unfinished projects otherwise known as UFOs. Therein contains a range of projects in various stages:
- abandoned knitting and sewing designs
- patterns/pattern magazines paired with fabric ready to be analyzed
- intense knitting projects that require my full attention
- cut pattern pieces ready for sewing
- projects in need of finishing details
- projects and ready-to wear items that are in need of repair or refitting
There is even a bonus UFO bin for unfinished jewelry projects. I’ve arranged, rearranged, sorted, and analyzed the items in this bin many times, but truthfully it’s just an eyesore and a heartache to see those things piled up. So, it is time to put on the big girl panties and knock these projects off the list!
In this post, I wanted to put the spotlight on the last two categories which, in my opinion, have no business hanging out in that bin. What is it about the final details on a project that makes one wait so long to finish? Is it fear of ruining it? Sad to see a labor of love come to an end? Laziness? Disinterest? I mean, let’s face it, the actual sewing and knitting of the thing is the most fun part of making.
This project was started in Feb/Mar of 2017. So long ago that I don’t know how long the thing sat in that UFO bin. At least a year for sure. The sweater was finished and was in need of blocking and seaming at the neck and sleeves. THAT’S IT! When you really look at it, it does seem kind of silly.
Tangerine Rose Circle Sweater from Knit Swirl, knit in size One using Ella Rae Classic Superwash Heather in colorway Claret Heather 102. I omitted the knitted rose and for now, the silk ribbon that runs through the eyelet. All of the knit and purl bands make this a relaxing sweater to knit and wear.