Phew, what a year 2015 was! The months seemed to rush by with no sign of slowing down. For me, last year was jam-packed with family, friends, sewing, knitting, cooking, holidays, school, markets and keeping shops stocked. It was a lot of fun, but super busy.
When 2016 arrived, I made one “resolution” of sorts, and that is to take the time to finish some of my UFOs, of which I have many. Half knitted jumpers and jackets, half sewn tops, several piles of “cut-out but not-yet-started” clothing.
So, I finally finished my rainbow honeycomb blanket. From start to finish it took me about 18 months. Funnily, the knitting was the quick bit! Where I fell down was sewing in the seemingly millions of ends. Ok, maybe I exaggerate, but it must have been about 50 or so.
While I find the knitting part relaxing and enjoyable, I’m yet to appreciate the finer points of weaving in the ends. I really should do them as I go along to save the trouble. I made an agreement with myself that I would do a certain number each night, and it certainly felt good when they were done!
While January in Canberra is usually warm, we’ve had some cold days, so the blanket has already been put to good use. It was snaffled up quickly by some small people to keep them warm on a cool day.
I’m so pleased with how it turned out! It’s so beautifully bright and cheery to look at as well as super soft and cosy warm.
So, I’ve started another…this time using blues, creams and charcoal grey. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks and I’m pretty close to having it finished. This time, I’ve been sewing in some of the ends as I go. I’m determined to finish this one!
I’m curious – what’s the longest time you’ve taken to finish a UFO?
Now I’d best get back to knitting. We’ll talk again soon.