It’s been a real pleasure over the last few weeks seeing people post pictures on the Finish It Challenge Ravelry group of their WIPs in progress and more recently pictures of the finished items.
One of the blankets that started this challenge, the long term WIP of Pia aka Stitches n Scraps, has turned into the most glorious blanket, which you can check out here. Really I did have to subdue the green eyed monster when I saw it – because it’s gorgeous but also because it’s finished!
It just goes to show, sometimes all you need is support – or a challenge – to get something done.
My own WIP, a striped ripple crochet blanket is now over 80% done. At time of writing I have 28 rows to go – and a neat edging to put on the sides. Oh and sewing the ends in.
Big note to self – when attempting large scale projects in future, sew or crochet the ends in as you go! Last year when taking part in the CAL run by Hannah of Not Your Average Crochet, every week alongside our rows to complete was the instruction ‘sew your ends in’. She was so right! Oh well you live & learn!
This challenge has been really hard for me. I generally switch between projects quite a lot so sticking with the one thing for a month has been tough. And boring at times. But I am going to be SO happy when it’s finished!
If you’ve been taking part in the Finish It Challenge and have turned your WIP into Finished Item, congratulations!
For anyone still working towards finishing by July 31st, you can do it! I recommend working out the number of rows you have to do as well as all the finishing touches and allocate them to days. That way you know what you need to do each day.
And remember, this is for fun! If you do get behind and go a day or so over, that’s ok.
Keep those posts on Ravelry coming!