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« on: February 01, 2009 04:09:20 PM »

How long before you give up on an unfinished project?
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009 06:27:10 AM »

I've been working on an afghan for over a year now...the guilt keeps me from stopping. It's the longest I've ever taken, but I just don't seem to have the time to do it. I don't know if I could just give up.... Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009 07:10:19 AM »

well, if you are like me, you stubbornly hold on to it telling yourself that you WILL finish it .... one day.  I just pulled out an afghan I started 10 years ago.  I still have 6 skeins of yarn left to use on it.  I have resisted the urge to just finish it off and call it done, because I don't know what I would do with the other 6 skeins.  Unfortunately I am one of those people that have to be in the mood to crochet, I can't make myself just sit down and do it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009 08:10:01 AM »

My unfinished projects are never considered complete until they are actually finished.  Just because you set it aside for a long time doesn't mean that you'll never pick it up again.  I started an afghan about 7 or 8 years ago, and I didn't pick it up again until about a year and a half ago.  Of course, then I powered through it, and I ended up with a REALLY long afghan (9 feet).  You never know when the mood will strike you.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 11:01:19 AM »

The longest on a crochet project is three years. I have a latch hook tree skirt I started over eight years ago and will probably never finish....yuck. I don't really consider my projects complete until they have left for their new home.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009 04:05:37 PM »

I have a ripple afghan (to fit a queen-sized bed) I've been working on for about six years.  I am supremely sick of the sight of the thing, but I will finish it someday.

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009 04:08:30 PM »

If you haven't touched it in a year, or if you don't look forward to the finished product any longer, it's time to toss it.  I tossed an afghan I started almost two years ago last month.  I had started it with Red Heart yarn before I knew any better.  Now, I realize that there's no reason to finish an afghan that will be uncomfortable to touch. 

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009 08:07:45 AM »

The only time I give up on a project is if it just isn't working.  If I find it too frustrating, or the yarn turns out to be full of issues (allergic reactions, changes in gauge, weirdness with colour), then it's time to stop.

If it's just a question of time, then it goes on the pile with the rest of the unfinished projects.  (which is an embarrassingly large pile right now...)

Usually if it's a problem with my skills not matching the project I'll either put it aside until I learn more, or I'll frog it and use the yarn for something else.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009 01:24:22 PM »

I don't really give up on unfinished projects. Usually, I realize that it's beyond me and I need more practice before tackling it. So, I frog and use the yarn for something I can make. I've actually found that things turn out better that way instead of seeing this unfinished yarn beast lurking on my crafting box.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009 06:19:47 AM »

When I get a burning sensation in the pit of my stomach just thinking about a project.  Shocked
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