Why am I such a bad finisher?!

So, here’s the thing. Whenever I approach the end of a project I slow right down and take ages to finish – big or small, it doesn’t matter to me. I can apply snail-pace to anything from adding a Pom Pom to a hat to adding the final finger of a glove. You’d think I’d be motivated to speed up; the end’s in sight for goodness sake, but no, with me it just doesn’t seem to work like that. I wonder if that feeling I get when I’m suddenly aware that an hour’s dedicated work could get the whole thing “done” is actually one of loss. Do I have attachment problems with wool I’ve looped and twisted, contorted into shape? It’s possible. It’s definitely possible. The beginning of a project is one of the most exciting things on the planet (small, plain unobtrusive planet inhabited by one) and an experience I repeat far too often. But the end of a project is something I endure rather than enjoy because it means that something good is over, something I enjoyed and that kept my waking hours busy. We often claim to love crochet, but sometimes I think what we mean is we love the process, the making part, more than anything else. AND more than anything else I just hate saying goodbye to that glorious middle bit. But eventually I do. Am I worried about this? No. I’m just glad I understand it a bit better than when I sat down five minutes ago to write this… Here’s some nearly finished things x


5 thoughts on “Why am I such a bad finisher?!

  1. Turtle Burger Crochet says:

    Makes complete sense to me. I wonder if that’s partially why crafters tend to have so many WIP’s? Instead of seeing it as an accomplishment, we dread it as if saying goodbye to a project that’s been our “friend” for however long it took to make.

    • missbezsays says:

      I agree, though there seem to be two types of crafter. My mum is one of the ones who only work on one project at a time until completion. There are times I envy it, but mostly I know I’d get so bored without the variety!

  2. Christelle Botha says:

    Your not alone 🙂
    My sis tells me I’m process-driving, not product – I’m more interested in seeing how the yarn will work up, how the pattern works, the colour combination etc, than actually finishing. But, mostly, I aim to finish 😀

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