…are we there yet?

My blankie project is getting tantalisingly close to the finishing line: all I have to do is crochet the squares together and add a border. Put like that it sounds super easy doesn’t it?

There is, however, the small matter of sewing in the ends. Sigh. I was a good little crafter and I sewed in more or less all the ends as I went along, just leaving the last thread of each square. However that still means that there are at least 98 ends to sew in, and because I’m connecting each one together with a row of slip stitches, that means another 2 per square (one at the beginning and one at the end). Just in case you were wondering that is nearly 300 hundred tiny bits of yarn to sew in and clip. At least. Which, friends, is a lot of ends.

Now some people have a very ‘zen’ approach to this kind of thing: it’s part of the enjoyable journey to a finished project and each little end is appreciated as much as the first stitch. I am not one of those people. Once I’ve cast off that last piece, or finished that last slip stitch. I stop being a ‘process knitter/crocheter’ and I want my finished product.

Oh, I can do all the pressing, blocking, pinning, sewing, tidying up ends and all of that malarkey, and I know that it makes all the difference to the finished garment/accessory/other. I know this in my head…. but my heart wants what it wants, and what it wants is to be finished. Right. This. Moment. NOW.

What do you think? Is it just me?

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