It's #FinishItFriday where I share a project with you that needs to be completed.
The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today.
Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!
Sheet Yarn Rug
Back in April our old quilt cover was so well loved and used that the fabric split. Rather then just discard it I put it aside to turn into an upcycle project.
A couple of weeks later I cut the fabric into bias strips. This took a bit more effort then just ripping it into strips but it's worth taking the time to do because bias strips won't fray.
I started to crochet it into a rug when I hit a couple of problems. The motif pattern I selected didn't have enough rounds and every few stitches it seemed there was a new end to join. I wasn't impressed with my attempt to add another round either.
The project was set aside for a while. There's a definite pattern emerging as to how UFO's get created, something goes wrong and I put it aside. Sometimes a solution presents itself and I'm inspired to re-pick up the project, but as often as not it just sits there.
I decided that what I really needed to do was stitch all the fabric ends together so my sheet yarn (or quilt yarn I guess) was just one long strip that didn't need to be joined as I crocheted along.
At the start of June I actually picked this project back up and did that stitching! I didn't worry about neatness or proper seams or anything like that, I just overlapped the ends and stitched them.
I alternated the patterned strips with the plain brown strips from the back of the quilt. I'm not sure I would alternate them if I had it to do over again. I think colour blocks may have been more visually interesting. I can try that next time.
Project started:April 2016
Last worked on the project:June 2nd 2016
Still to do:
- Frog the first failed attempt and then stitch the yarn ends together.
- Continue crocheting.
- Take photos.
Update Broomstick Lace Project
Was there progress?NO. But I did pick up the Tunisian crochet project which the fate of the Broomstick Lace project is dependant upon. I really don't think I would have made any progress at all if I hadn't shared them with you so that's a huge win.
I'm just winging it as I crochet and we'll see how far the remaining yarn will go. I'm not thrilled with the last couple of rows so they might get frogged and done again.
Did I enjoy working on it?YES (although I worked on a different project) The Tunisian crochet has been weighing on me for a while and I'll be glad to have it completed.
Will I continue to work on it?YES, I'm determined to get it finished this winter after failing to finish it last winter.
See previous Finish It Friday projects.