So, my local knitting group (Bayside Knitters on Ravelry) is having a bit of a discussion on long-term UFO's at the moment. There's sort of an unwritten motivation to have these finished by the end of the year.
My biggest UFO is my Couch Potato ripple rug. It's a crochet ripple rug that I intend to be large enough to hang over the back of my 3-seater couch once finished, and I'm making it in shades of blues and browns and greys. I actually had to look up on Ravelry when I started the project. DECEMBER 2008!!
In my defense, I have not worked solidly on this project during that time. I have little flurries of activity on it, followed by months and months of completely ignoring its existence. I'm sure psychologists would have a field day on the whys and wherefores of that analogous behaviour, but it is what it is.
Here is the current progress on it. I anticipate I am around the halfway mark, judging by measuring it against another rug of similar finished proportions. I can't even really say I love the colours still. There is a lot more red in my loungeroom than when I started this project, and the brown/grey juxtopostion that I so dearly loved 3 years ago now seems a little old, perhaps?
So, do I push forward? Or do I call it a day and frog?? Can I really frog? Will my brain and heart allow all those hours of work to go to waste? Even if I don't end up loving the finished project, someone will and I could always give it aways, I guess. I"m going to make a solid commitment to having it finished by the end of the year, I think. Just as it is bad feng shui to have dead flowers and plants in your house, I am coming to believe that its bad juju to have UFO's hiding in corners of the knitting basket for more than 3 years.
Perhaps 3 years is the deadline for finish or frog??
It's time to clear the decks!