Tidying up my knitting

Tiding up my knitting without Marie Kondo
Last week I whined about my second sock… and I think this whining got on my own nerves: I could no longer listen my own inner voice, it was too annoying. Solution: I started the second coral sock. I am still on the leg, but it is growing slowly.
This brave step into the direction of tiding up my unfinished projects inspired me, and I dared to dig deeper into this said box of shame. I found a crochet cardigan for which I started ages ago to write a pattern and a knitted cardigan which I improvised with the Miette cardigan in mind. (You will never guess… I found approximately 10 more unfinished things which I discreetly will cover with the cloak of oblivion ?)

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And now you know why I called this post ‘tiding without Marie Kondo’ 😀 I stumbled per chance over her books I think half a year ago. And I was instantly amazed, as I loved her way to treat inanimate objects with love and respect. I am no expert, but it reminded me of Shinto and so I wanted to know more. I found out that she is super famous in the USA and Japan and perhaps soon in Germany too, as there is currently airing a documentary series about her life changing work.
After reading her book, I know the cloak of oblivion is not one of her principles 😀 And my tidying up my unfinished objects no real ‘tidying up’ as Mari Kondo would propagate it.

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Nevertheless, seeing her on TV (and naturally your supportive sock comments) motivated me to tackle some of the most unpopular works (in my universe) needed for knitted and crocheted garments:
Knitting the first sleeve
Knitting the second sock
Knitting the second sleeve
Sewing sleeves
Sewing in yarn-ends
Sewing buttons on
So, now you know my hierarchy of dislike – I started with mild and ended with gag. While reading my own list, I wonder why I do not have a wardrobe full of vests :-DDDD

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I proudly can present the finished crochet cardigan… buttons, sleeves, sewing all done. Only the pattern is still not ready. Sadly, I am not sure if I still understand my own notes on this pattern, as I have written them really long ago.

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And I finished sewing the sleeves of my Bobbilette cardigan (Miette with bobbles and some other changes). The buttons – although already chosen – are not done yet and the vast amount of yarn ends creeps me out. But I have hope that my motivation holds some days and I will tackle these tasks. If not, I will cast on something new and watch Mari Kondo tiding up some rooms 😀

Thank you @crosheille for iniciating and @muscara, @shanibeer, @marblely for hosting the #needleworkmonday. If you want to see more beautiful projects with yarn, fabric and most of all needles, follow @needleworkmonday on steemit. Or even better grab your needles and keyboard and join the #needleworkmonday community. You can read more comments on this post on my steemit blog.

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