Friday 8 September 2017

Finish for the Weekend

Good evening and happy Friday to you :)
Are you all like me and have lots of unfinished bits and bobs lurking around ?Who fancies joining in with me on getting some of those UFO's done and dusted ? I'm going to call it "Finish for the Weekend".

I've got sooooo many UFO's, I've decided its time to take matters in hand and start completing some of them. Quite a lot are half-made blankets, honestly I am so fickle when it comes to these things, but I am going to try really hard to be a monogamous hooker from now on. As boring as that is. Yawn. I'd much rather flit about between projects, but then of course I miss out on the glory of a Finished Object. Aaaaargh the dilemma!

But no, I am going to try and be faithful to one crochet-love at a time. Well, actually its going to be 2 or 3: I need to be progressing blankets so I am currently working on a ripple one, which is my sort of do-a-mindless-row-every-so-often project:

Then there's my Pink Razzle Scarf (though mine is purple) for my friend's birthday next week. This is my bring-in-the-car-on-the-school-run project, and its also my watching-telly-at-night project. Its a bit complicated, but I've got the pattern in my head now, so I'm able to get through the rows at a reasonable pace without constantly referring to the pattern. Incidentally it's from a copy of the US crochet magazine "Interweave Crochet" which my husband's colleague's wife kindly sends over for me periodically :)

And then finally I'm going to try and have some small (or big I suppose) finishes to show you on a Friday. I have lots of half-finished granny squares, flowers, hearts, and dear only knows what else lying around, waiting to be made into something wonderful. So every Friday I'm going to do a post about a finish I've done this week. Hence "Finished for the Weekend".

It would be super lovely if anyone fancied joining in with me, so I'm not feeling all silly doing this on my own. I thought I could put up a "Finish for the Weekend" post on a Friday, with my finish, and then over the weekend other people could out their links on it to show what they've finished over the course of that week. I'd leave the link up til Monday morning so everyone has plenty of time to join in, you don't have to have finished on Friday, you can still be finishing on Sunday night! I'll only set up the link adding thing if people want to join in, so please do let me know.

So without further ado, here is this week's "Finish for the Weekend" .... you'll have noticed the photo of the heart key-rings at the top of this post, I started a whole bunch of these about 18 months ago to sell at a craft fair. They didn't get completed before the fair and they have sat in a basket waiting to be assembled for nearly 2 years!!!

There is a definite predominance of blue. I have no idea why. I decided to join each pair of hearts in a contrasting yarn, mainly to balance out the blue-ness of it all. I have a basket full of leftover balls of yarn and it's these leftovers that I use for projects this small. I'd love to show you a sweet picture of my little yarn-filled basket all full of lovely foofy balls of yarn, wound perfectly like the way they always are in pictures, and nestling amongst each other is a pleasing fashion. But I can't because my basket is a mess. Well, okay, here is a photo of the mess. I have dumped some small unused balls I found on the top, so that's hiding a bit of the mess anyway.

Anyway, here are some of the colours picked out for each pair of hearts - looking a bit more cheery now ....

I joined a pair of hearts together and did a row of UK double-crochet all the way around, stuffing lightly just before I closed up the last few stitches. Embellished with a little flower and button on the front, and a bead and a charm at the end. I love these little heart charms ....

I hung them on my Easter twiggy tree (yes I know Easter was months ago, don't judge me) and love how they look, little flashes of colour against the pale wall ....

I think I'll save these to give as gifts as I have no plans to do any more craft fairs at the moment. Although I suppose I might consider doing one nearer Christmas. I do still have another 12 or so to complete so I'll have to get rid of them somehow, even I don't need 15 keyrings l!

Til next time,


  1. Your Ufo are looking so good, and I love the look of that scarf the colours are cleverly chossen x

  2. Why do you want to change from a lot of projects to just 2 or 3? I never have more than 3 projects going on at the same time, because that is how I enjoy crafting, but my daughter easily has 25 projects or more, working from time to time on the one she wants to work on at that moment. That's how she prefers it.
    And when there is not 1 in all her projects she wants to work on, she starts another one. I think you 2 are a bit alike.

    By the way, I love the scarf and the blanket, as well as the keyrings.
    Enjoy yourself, that's what crafting is all about (I think).

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. I'm not so good at finishing things but it does sound a good idea. Cx

  4. So many wonderful things. Those little hearts, the colors in your ripple project, that scarf!!! It would take me more than a weekend to make a dent my pile of projects. I have been trying to make some headway all summer but I still have a ways to go.

  5. All of your projects are wonderful but Inespecilaly love those hearts. So sweet with the little charms hanging on the bottom.

  6. Lots of UFO's, but they are all awesome, full of promises and just beautiful!!! I only have 2 WIP's at the same time. I must keep myself to that or our whole house would be filled :-)
    Have a great weekend, Sigrid

  7. I've got one unfinished project but could put the same one on each week til its done. Pretty hearts.

  8. I love those key rings, they would make great gift toppers. Inspirational.

  9. I think it is best for the soul to have multiple WIPs. That way, there is a project for every mood. I'll try and join in if you make a linkup :-)

  10. I'm already with you! No casting on for now. I just finished a major shawl, so I'm going to pull something out of the bin with WIPs.
    Those hearts are just so cute. I really need to learn to crochet!

  11. Greetings from the UK. Good luck with your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  12. Ooh this is right up my street, I have just had a burst of finishing stuff I started at Easter and it has all come to a brilliant end over the last month or so. I think it is good for the soul to have a finish motivator. After they are finished you will have a new fervor for something new, it makes you look at your craft and stash in a new way. Will be tuning in. Jo x

  13. ps. I like those hearts - good little pressies! Jo x

  14. I used to have multiple projects going on simultaneously but now I have cut down to 2 or 3 maximum out of which one would be a long term project and one or two quick ones. Your hearts are lovely. I have plenty of bags of messy yarns and I'm using them to make a hexagon motif blanket. I'm hoping to empty at least half my stash.

  15. First time to come across your blog and love it! I collect key rings, so I will have to make some like this. Do you have a pattern to share? Have a great weekend!


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