CFWIP Syndrome

Can’t Finish Work In Progress Syndrome

Don’t laugh it’s real and I’m a sufferer.  Hands up if you find it hard to finish a project because you so desperately want to work on something else?  Or because you’re bored with your current project?  If you answered yes then you are a sufferer of CFWIP.  Once you can be honest with yourself and your craft then you can move forward and beyond the harsh reality of this very real issue that is causing knitters and crafters alike all over the world to have unfinished projects littering their cupboards and drawers.

I’m currently suffering from CFWIP with my Jaywalkers.  I’m so close, yet so very very far from getting the first sock finished (having long feet is a problem when you knit socks :p).  I only have about an inch to knit on the foot before I can start on the toe, it’s so close I can almost taste it, but it’s taking so long to get through that 1 inch (can you tell I’m impatient?).  But I’m so desperately keen to get on with Citron (another CFWIP) that I’m close to just throwing the Jaywalker into the bottom of my project bag and conveniently forgetting about it.

However, I’m determined to see this through to the very last stitch and I will NOT succumb to CFWIP!

Sadly I have made an epic mistake in my Nursery quilt block.  I’m not quite sure how it happened (considering it’s been over 6 months since I sewed the block up) but somehow one of the pieces is too short, making the entire block too short.  So I’m going to have to re do the entire block.  I spent a few days kicking myself over that one, I hate making mistakes!  I guess that’s the thing about sewing, you can’t rip it back and start again.  Once you’ve made a mistake, that’s it :(.

Oh well, I wasn’t particularly sold on the fabric I used for the wall, I only bought it as I got a discount at that particular shop and she had a limited range of fabric.  I hope I have enough of the yellow “carpet” fabric as I really liked the print and thought that it worked so well.  Anyway, as my husband always says, “There’s no such thing as failure, only feedback”.  I’ll definitely be making sure that the next block is the right size before I attach any of the pieces.

My plan is to turn this particular block into a wall hanging for a very dear person who is having a baby later this year.  I’m currently thinking that I’ll wait until the baby is born and then embroider his/her name on a piece of calico at the base of the block….. or I might just leave it as is.  What do you think?

Well, that’s it from this crafter.  I have a sock that needs to be finished!

Happy Knitting



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