Frog or Finish 2011

Posted on by MK Carroll

Around October I started thinking that I should frog or finish my WIPs by the end of the year. This week, it got obvious that I wasn't going to finish everything, so I buckled down and made decisions (and live-tweeted it with the hashtag #frogorfinish).

It quickly became obvious that I like making hats, but I don't like weaving in ends.
Hats in the 'to finish' pile

I remembered the dishcloth kick I got onto last year.
Washcloths in the 'to finish' pile

I even had a few projects that had been finished and just needed a wash! A few more hats were finished and washed, then dried in the oven (with a timer so I wouldn't forget - 170F, checked every 10 minutes). I bagged up several finished hats and mailed them off to a dear friend of mine in the Pacific Northwest, to be used/shared/gifted as she chooses.
Bag of Hats

Now I have two big bags of WIPs that can be finished quickly; my plan is to keep one next to the couch so I can grab projects to work on during my commute or while relaxing at home. I grabbed two dishcloths on my way to the post office yesterday; they just needed the edgings finished and ends woven in. Done!

Last night, I couldn't fall asleep, so I finished a set of crochet potholders and coordinating dishcloth. Done!
Potholders and dishcloth set

I've also gotten started on destashing. More on that later.