As 2011 draws to a close, I have begun to think about what my 2012 crochet goals will be.
One of my goals seems relatively simple: I want to finish more projects than I start.
While simple in theory, the many temptations the internet has to offer in terms of crochet projects makes the goal a challenge, but I think it is a challenge I am up to.
To get a start on setting my intentions for the new year, I spent all of my crochet time today working to finish unfinished projects.
I recently had a house guest stay for a couple of days; this necessitated clearing the bed.
In the course of clearing the bed, I came across any number UFOs (unfinished objects), one of which was this nearly completed bag I made using the pattern known as vintage vertical stripe. (You can find an excellent tutorial here):
So today, when I was looking for project with which to begin, I turned to the recently unearthed tote:
After just 20 minutes with me and my bent-tipped Clover yarn needle, the project was done:
I focused the rest of my crochet efforts on the Twinkie Chan buttered toast scarf I began as part of my stash down challenge.
By the time the sun was ready to set, I had finished with all of the crochet work, as well as most of the joining and weaving in of ends:
Tomorrow I will begin my crochet day with a strong cup of coffee and a tub of water in which to soak the two strips of the scarf so that I can pin them into place on my knitter’s block and wait for them to dry.
Then, with some luck and some sunshine, I just might be able to move the buttered toast scarf into the finished column.