Unfinished Business

Ahoy. I hope that the month of July has been treating you well.

With our moving day on the horizon, we’ve been packing up a storm. And, as a crafter, there is nothing as humbling as stumbling upon my unfinished business — unfinished WIPs to be exact. UFOs are a direct line to sobering reflection on the finitude of time, energy, and intention.

I thought I’d post some of those UFOs here as a way of remembering them. Each project started in a flurry of excitement, motivation, and planning. Each project was born of a dream, idea, and inspiration. And each one, at some point, got relegated to the bottom of the project pile, only to be fished out too late. To cut down on movables given our limited space, these projects have either been frogged or given away.

So, with this post, I am saying goodbye to all the WIPs that never made it to the finish line: the tiny tapestry that never was, the ribbed winter hat that never saw it past the brim, the mitered-square blanket that couldn’t be made. I learned a lot from starting these projects, and I’m resting in the assurance that they will endure in another form. The yarn will be salvaged, and the skeins re-directed into new dreams and undertakings.

I write this to remind myself that not all things need to be “finished” in order to have served their purpose. There is meaning and learning, still, in incompletion; sometimes, E is for Effort and it’s okay to have left some loose threads in one’s wake…

So, without further ado, the things that never were:

Frame loom tapestry (cotton and acrylic)
Mitered-square blanket
Winter Hat
Lace Blanket

Wishing you the gold of summer. We’ll be on the road to our new destination. See you on the other side. πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Unfinished Business

    1. It does feel refreshing and renewing. It’s nice to have some (other) projects on the go that will give a little sense of continuity across homes. Thanks for your words of encouragement, and for checking in, Mariss. πŸ™‚

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  1. Love the start of the knitted “head wear” – and the “mitred square” – but I too have been tidying up of late and have come across that many “half started books” which I think I will finish but not necessarily as they are looking now!
    Safe travel and journey to your new home

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