Take the frog or finish challenge with LoveKnitting
Welcome to 2016! January is the month of new beginnings, resolutions, and starting afresh. This year, we’re taking the challenge to #FrogOrFinish – are you in?
Fellow yarn crafters, does your stash look like this?
Do you have more WIPs (works in progress) than you do finished projects? Are you like the rest of us at LoveKnitting? Over the course of a year (or several years), projects get cast on and then tossed into the stash, forgotten. These forgotten and almost finished projects can pile up, causing havoc in your yarn stash.
To kick off the new year, we are taking the #FrogOrFinish challenge. For those who don’t know, to “frog” something is to rip it out. (Rip it, ribbit, get it?) This month, we challenge you to either finish or rip out any stale projects you have laying around. Whether it’s a cardigan that only needs a button band to be finished, or a project that you started and then decided wasn’t right for you, it’s time to clean up your stash!
We all have projects that haven’t worked out, or that have been abandoned…like these colorwork mittens that I started back in October and quickly abandoned in favor of getting Christmas presents done on time. These are probably headed for the frog pile, because I don’t remember where I left off, and I wasn’t using a pattern. Oops!
And then there are other projects, like my Uniform – Build Your Own Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge, that has a good 6 inches done already. I can’t bear the thought of frogging this yarn (again), so this will probably be my main project this month.
But remember, this isn’t an all-or-nothing resolution or goal – it’s about making progress and taking stock of what you have half finished, almost finished, or abandoned. I may not finish that cardigan this month, but I can guarantee you that I’ll have made a lot of progress by the time February rolls around! I’m doing this challenge along with you – share your progress on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #FrogOrFinish! We’ll be checking in later this month to see how much progress everyone has made.
So – are you in for this month’s Frog or Finish challenge?
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Last updated: January 4th, 2016.