Tackle It Tuesday: I Finally Finished Something!

by Jennifer Banks

For years I have been the queen of starting a project and leaving it in limbo. When I was pregnant I tried to knit blankets for my kids – I wanted them to have something that was made with love, from their mom. I started quilts and sweaters, you name it – all with the best of intentions.

But I never ever finished them.  Time, lack of motivation, what ever excuse you want to come up with.

This week I finished my first knitting project that wasn’t a quick knit!  I have done four hats (as per my previous Tackle it Tuesday post) but this one took a few weeks. So much time I spent on this project that come the end of it, I couldn’t get it done fast enough!  I knew it would be one of my very first completed projects.

So here, I introduce you to my very first throw pillow cover!

It cost all of $6 in wool to make, and it did take about two weeks.  I will publish the pattern on A Busy Mommy this week sometime, as I came up with it on my own.

It fits a 16 X 16 inch pillow form, and it’s super comfy.  My kids both want one for their beds now, so I can see myself knitting more of these.  Hello Christmas presents!

Now off to my next project!  I’m knitting sweaters!

What did you tackle this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles – whether it’s a Christmas craft, housework or anything else – and add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable. Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began. The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

 





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Though I was born Jennifer, please don't call me that. It makes me feel like I am in trouble. Just call me Jen. Or @Jen_Banks if you are looking for me on Twitter. I am the mother of two insanely loud and active boys - 7 and 2.5 - who keep me hopping from morning 'til night. For nearly five years I've written at my blog, A Busy Mommy, about my life as a mom, milestones for my boys, and everything else in between. You can also find my posts on FisherPricePlay.ca, and I have recently taken on the Tackle It Tuesday column for 5MinutesforMom.com.

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