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« on: November 08, 2011 06:29:32 PM »

I am wondering how many people have works in progress that they hang onto year after year but never seem to finish, but never discard either?
I have a cushion cover I started when I think I was 18, I am now 47, I have no idea why I never finish it. Bits have fallen off over the years, but it has moved with me and every now and then I find it.
Currently it is lost again in my craft room, I will search and up load a pic.
I think I am sentimental about it, but not in love with it.
Just curious. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011 07:54:09 PM »

Hee hee Smiley. This is a fun topic.

I think you've got me beat for the oldest WIP. I have a baby sweater that I started when I first learned to knit (~11 years ago) that I still haven't finished.

I'd love to see a pic of your cushion.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011 05:55:40 PM »

my mother was never very crafty... But, she got herself a HUGE oriental latch hook rug.. She did maybe 4 or 5 short rows.. (She started on the end) and then tried pawning it off on me.. I did quite a bit on it thinking I'd finish it and show her how awesome I was at that stuff. But, after about 15 or so rows.... uggg I realized it would take FOREVER.. and bought myself a small rug and finished it in a week. She still has that unfinished rug in a box though some yarn strands have clearly gone missing...

I was about 6 when she got it... she pawned it off on me to finish it for her when I was about 11 or so... I am 34 now. So, her unfinished rug is almost 29 years old Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011 09:42:15 PM »

lol we are doing well, 29 year old unfinished cushion and rug and an 11 year old baby sweater.
Lol I just remembered an idea I had when I was pregnant with my daughter. I would cover the back of a baby blanket by hand sewing lines of ribbon on it. Yeah, my enthusiasm lasted about 4 rows. I had that thing for YEARs. I hope I don't still. My daughter is 26......
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011 12:28:49 AM »

I found it!

heres one side



and here's the other



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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011 01:36:57 PM »

I have a log cabin patchwork quilt top that I started making about 25 years ago..it has progressed to a sew together top stage, just needs to sandwiched, quilted and bound. I might eventually finish it...
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011 01:54:56 PM »

my dad has a latch hook rug he started if not before i was born than right around the time i was born that he hasn't finsihed yet.  so it's been sitting around for at least 23 years.   Tongue
personally i think my own oldest WIP is the crochet star blanket i started a few years ago that ended up being put aside for other things.  that's probably only about 4 or 5 years though.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011 04:39:51 PM »

wow, any chance of getting a pic of these wips?
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011 12:48:29 PM »

I would love to see pix too!

hey I have the best idea..we should form an elderly WIP club and declare our WIP, show a pic of it in the unfinished state and then when it gets done, the rest of the WIP club send a card or a 'small' as a well done!..it would be a good motivator...Mind you we probably should have a age limit so that they 'qualify' as truly elderly WIPs
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011 12:58:33 PM »

ScrappySue - that clothesline project is so cute! You need to finish that.


edelC - that sounds like a really fun (and motivating) idea for a craft-a-long! Love it.
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