Creativity Challenge: Finish Something

It’s time to end the Matchbox Shrine Creativity Challenge. Doesn’t the time just fly? Thanks to all who joined the pool and especially to Claire and Tess who carved out to the time to make a pocket-sized sacred space. You’ll both be getting a make-your-own-shrine kit with supplies from my magpie hord.

The next Creativity Challenge will run until the the last Friday in October, so you’ll have three weeks to work on your project. This will also double as this month’sHabitude because it’s doubles as tiny self improvement project. The next Creativity Challenge is…..drumroll please… Finishing! That’s right, let’s resolve to finish something we’ve already started. Now is the time to put that second coat of paint on the antique frame, get your ticket stubs into your scrapbook, put the backing on the quilt, or finish up the mittens you started last winter. I know it sounds a little daunting, but won’t if feel good to get something done?

Personally, I’m pledging to finish this:

This is the Gossamer Shell Scarf from One Skien Wonders knit on the very tangly Kid Lin. Only 40 more inches to go! (The gray lines are ‘saftey nets’ so if I mess up the lacework I only have to unravel a few rows.)

So what are you pledging to finish this month? Do let us know…..

Katie - The Knitting Mama October 7, 2007 at 10:08 am

I’ll be trying to finish the Flirty Skirt from Knitty Gritty – that show is great, but now I have way too many WIPs!

chez moi October 8, 2007 at 7:12 am

Ok. I’m in. I’ve got a hat started that I’m hoping to get finished.

Jessica October 8, 2007 at 8:47 am

I’ve just gone through a finishing flurry with my knitting so I can’t pledge to finish anything knitted this month (though I might). I would like to finish a quilt I’m making that my older son designed for me. I need to baste, quilt and bind it.

Rachelle October 8, 2007 at 11:27 am

Yeah! What fun!

Anyone finishing a non-knitting project?

For those of you who are new to the Creativity Challenge, please go to the flickr pool and give us a picture of the unfinished, then the finished work.
Anyone who posts a pic of finished work will be in the prize drawing.

Have Fun!

Elaine October 10, 2007 at 9:15 am

OK, I have a couple of non-knitting projects: painting and sewing. But it’s a stretch to call them creative.

I have to apply the second coat of paint to my home office walls. And I need to hem about 5 pairs of pants. But I’ll use this October Creativity Challenge as the impetus to get on with this work, which I actually enjoy. I started painting in November last year. For the past 11 months I’ve lived in a room with a combination of pewter grey [original paint], fern green [test colour], and cappuccino [final colour i like] walls. And those pants all have been hanging in the closet unworn for at least a year.

Oh, there’s one more project I’m working on and a deadline would probably help because when it comes to gardening, I keep adding and rearranging plants but never quite reaching the stage where I can say “done.” So by the end of the month, my goal is to complete my Autumn balcony garden.

As a non-knitter who loves hand-knit clothing I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone’s finished projects.

OK, Rachelle, I’m off to have fun painting the rest of this rainy day.

Rachelle October 12, 2007 at 12:49 am


Painting is totally legit! Our kitchen was everything-but-the-trim painted for a year! I started it with my housemate and we gave up when we realized how much trim there was. Finally, by begruntled husband finsihed it up. :-)

Here’s to finishing (however you can come by it!)

Magpie Ima October 30, 2007 at 10:32 am

I’m coming in on the tail end of this but my major finishing project this month has been about making my workspace into…. a space where I want to work. It’s coming along nicely, well enough that I just finished a small sewing project. I won’t talk about all the unfinished knitting around here, the quilts-in-progress, mosaics-to-be and what have you. I finished a flannel nightie for my little one and just in time as nights are growing chilly!

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