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Topic: Motivation to finish off a big project  (Read 754 times)
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« on: June 26, 2014 05:10:54 AM »

Hej, I've recently started a new project, which I don't think would be so big.

Well, I just moved to a new apartment, got a new pillow for my room, and came up with an idea of making my own pillowcase.

I want to make something really cute! Looking around I found this totoro chart, and I decide to make it into a pillow case.

Well, I used single crochet... and the progress is really slow.. 
I'm only up to row 6 in my chart.....and you know... I want to do a back side too but so far I am sort of not motivated to finish it after re-starting for 3 times.

First time, I start with 50 chain, way too small, so I started with 150 chain, after crocheting 10 rows I found out that it's way too big.. So I frogged and start with 120. And found out that single stitches are really small, so I need to add more background rows to put my totoro in the middle.

I decide to use bobbin carry on method, which works out really nicely on the crochet work, but get really tangle up and annoying sometimes.

What can I do to get myself more motivated...

I actually want to keep this thread going, try to post my progress everyday..

Or should I post it in crochetalong, to find someone to do it with me..

This is my progress so far

I haven't touched it today..

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014 02:47:56 AM »

I get why you're having a hard time staying motivated, but it looks great so far! As you keep going, i'm sure you'll get used to carrying the yarn and figure out ways to keep the bobbins less tangled.

Setting a daily goal might also help, for example: making sure you do at least a row a day. It might take a while to finish, but then you won't get burnt out on the project and just give up on it.

I hope you're sticking with it; I'd love to see the finished product!

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