You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tah Dah!!!

Here it is and with it the proof that for me accountabily is the key to "getting it done". After finishing the knitting part (easy part) putting it together was a "royal pain". I blocked it first and then had dinner. After dinner I busied myself with other tasks......the sweater pieces kept surfacing  in my mind. "Get it done, get it done, get it done". So reluctantly I settled down in front of the TV watching America's Got Talent and sewed the darn pieces together. While I hated doing it the end result was worth it.The sweater came out great. I need a 10" zipper now. (Couldn't find one at A.C. more or Joann's) I'll get one today at the yarn store or buy it online. But for today I couldn't be happier.  This sweater has a particular interest for me. My grandmother knitted them for her grandchildren, my mom knitted them for her grandchildren and Now I am knitting it for my grandchild. The pattern is old, handwritten and tattered. I love the continum . I really hope it fits my grandson! I'll let you know! Now for the next unfinished project...... Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Fresh Start

     Welcome to Finally Finishing! I am glad you found me. My goal here is to "once again" commit to finishing any project that I have started. (There are many believe me). Maybe you will want to do the same. I have boxes, closets and drawers full of partially completed projects. I tend to get excited about an idea....I go out and buy the materials and for whatever reason soon after I start, I get sidetracked with another idea. So finally ... Here I am! I am going to complete everything I have started at last! Let's encourage and inspire each other. 
     My first endeavor will be the baby jacket sweater that I started for my grandson over a year ago. His second birthday is in August 12th and I want to give it to him. Thankfully I made it a larger size. He is a big boy.....I hope it fits. So here are the pieces! I've found the directions and I have started knitting again.

 It feels good.  Next I will block the pieces. I need to get a 10" zipper the next time I go out. Sewing it together will be my challenge. I hate doing it and I am not good at it.   Oh, well! If you joining me in your own way let me know how you are doing.....I would love to hear from you!......Until next time.

The Birthday Boy Himself!!!!