A wee small finished project

Since I finished the Good Vibrations Shawlette and the Fakery Curl,I’ve skittered between projects but finished nothing – even though I’m on the verge of finishing a couple. Like most knitters finishing off is not my favourite job. But today I have a small finish. A hedgehog, which is now in kit form available in the DYC shop.

Knit your own hedgehog 2

Back to the bigger projects, I’m wondering if I’m actually reluctant to finish, not just because sewing up and sewing in ends is no fun, but because I don’t want to finish – like when you’re reading a good book and want want to get to the end, but at the same time don’t want it to end.

How do you feel when you finish a bigger project?

30 thoughts on “A wee small finished project

  1. Ha! I have my second Boyfriend Cardigan laid out like a corpse on a slab on the cutting table in the centre of my workroom. It has been pressed with a warm iron over a damp cloth as per pattern instructions – it has lots of mohair in it – and is all ready to be sewn up. I will be in the U.K. for a few days, then back with my Mum in tow for a week’s visit so there it will stay, preventing me from doing anything else at all in my workroom because it is taking up all the space. I might start another crochet blanket which I can do in the lounge or garden whilst chatting to my Mum or keeping her company while she watches telly – I might just have already ordered the yarn online actually 😉
    Love the hedgehog!

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    1. Thank you.
      Oh yes, the size of something while it’s blocking is another nightmare. As you say, even when you’re lucky enough to have your own craft room, you can’t doing anything else if you put it on you table in there.
      Look forward to seeing the new cardi. Have a lovely trip to the UK and seeing you mum 🙂


    1. Thank you. I can empathise with you there, I’ve definitely been pleased to finish some things including some small things I end up procrastinating over that don’t even take very long to finish. 🙂

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  2. love that cute little hedgehog!

    Sometimes with big projects I just feel relief, but other times I feel excited to be done and able to wear whatever it is. When I finished two last week – a lace shawl and a sweater – I was excited that the sweater fit, and thrilled that the shawl was done. But I wore both this week (not at the same time!) and was glad to have them. 🙂 So naturally I cast on three big projects, right? I must like how it goes.

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    1. I think we’d spotted you like how it goes before 😉 Isn’t it funny how we wonder if it’s going to fit, even though we know our measurements and know we’ve knitted it right? 🙂 Glad you like the hedgehog 🙂

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  3. I love the hedgehog! He’s so adorable 🙂 I am always super excited to finish off big projects because I want the Finished Object to blog about and show off to my friends 😀 I also want to be able to use it and don’t want to let it flounder.

    I’m currently working on a rainbow baby blanket and I’ve already got loads of ends to weave in as I’m two sets of rainbow colors in on it. I think I’m going to take the time now to weave them in so it doesn’t overwhelm me when I get to the end. That’s easy stuff to do when I’m sitting in on a meeting that doesn’t need a ton of attention or when I’m sitting in my extremely large (these days) knitting group and kind of overwhelmed by all the conversation going on.

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    1. Good planning. It’s shame we can’t weave ends in on every project as we go along, I’m sure that would make the finish more enjoyable. Pleased you like the hedgehog 🙂


  4. Relieved! Though I can’t say I’ve felt that too often of late – weighed down as I am by the number of ufo’s in a basket hidden away in a cupboard somewhere that I feel a slight sense of shame about. I have seen a lovely multi coloured shawl pattern that I just might have to have a shot at though……

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  5. Such a cute little hedgehog.
    I’m always eager to finish something, as I have a stream of ideas of what to do next, but the actual finishing always seems to take so much longer than I expect!

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  6. Awwwww!! Your little kit creations just keep getting cuter and cuter 😉 I love to finish a project before starting another…yet…I feel in limbo atm as I’m creating so much sewn ‘stuff’ which I can’t finish as the wadding i need is currently out of stock ;-/ Like all good books, you’ll reach a happy ending…eventually!!

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  7. Love the hedgehog, and now it’s a kit. You temptress you. I sort of go slow on some knitting projects over the hard bits. Then charge to the end. I felt nothing but relief after the cable cardigan and mermaid tail. As to ends I try to do them as I go. Isn’t that what the hour before bedtime was invented for?

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    1. Really? Oh no, I couldn’t sew ends in the hour before bed, I’d be gnashing my teeth all night 😉
      I remember you saying the sheep would make a good hedgehog and me saying that had occurred to me to, so thanks for the push in the right direction 🙂


  8. Yes!! I feel a sense of foreboding at the end of a large project, like a big blanket, because it usually has taken an age (like a year) to make it and it has so many memories tied up with it. My Attic24 cosy stripe took a year and I watched 2 series of Downton Abbey while making it so I didn’t want it to end! It feels like the end of an era when it’s been going on so long! Am I being a bit daft though getting emotional about such things?! Perhaps it’s my age! 😉

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  9. Yes when we gift something large, the gift is so much more than the finished object, it’s the love, time and effort which has gone into it too! And I seem to be a lot more emotional since hitting 40 – I can weep at all sorts of stuff these days! 😝

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