I realized a couple of weeks ago that I have way, way too many unfinished projects. Not real UFOs that have ended up in the land of the unloved and that won’t ever be finishes, but actually nice things that I really want to get done when I have time…
Half of me dreams of being the sort of person who dutifully finishes one project before she starts the next….my sister-in-law is like that. I’m full of admiration. But then she also only buys the fabric she actually needs for each project. She is an absolute model of self-discipline. I really thought that nobody could possibly do that until I visited her in Canada many moons ago and saw it for real. She lives the sort of simple waste-free life I can only, in my undisciplined jumble, humbly aspire to.
And believe me, I do aspire….but somehow over the years the problem has become so huge and out of control that I’m really running against the tide. I have been trying very hard for quite a while to use up what I have and not add any more to the stash. There was a little bit of a blip at FQR (which I think is perfectly understandable, don’t you?), but on the whole I’m doing OK, sort of. Actually lack of space often makes up for lack of discipline. I have a big old fabric cupboard and everything has to fit in there and if it doesn’t, well then we have a problem. (At this point I usually make another rag rug out of the old uglies….that uses up 15m a pop and gives me another few inches!)
Anyway enough burbling. This week I’m on my hols and although the family think I’m stark staring bonkers, despite being in a very hot place I have finally finished my plain vanilla sweater: Lightweight by Hannah Fettig in Quince and Company Chickadee yarn in the leek colourway. It is fab, if I say so myself….it’s just too hot to try it on…..
Roll on the autumn….
More anon….I will try to do better….