Procraftination: What’s Your Oldest Unfinished Sewing Project?
v. pro·craf·ti·nat·ed, pro·craf·ti·nat·ing, pro·craf·ti·nates
To put off finishing handiwork because you’ve turned your beloved hobby into a chore.
To postpone or delay the completion of craft projects to the point of stupidity.
I remember noticing first noticing that I’d lost the bottom button off this sweater in 1985. The original buttons for this sweater are these amazing, metal, faux bois patterned, pieces of 1970′s vintage goodness, which have proven impossible to match. As a result, until today I had been walking around with a missing button for 27 years.
I am a procraftinator.
After looking at hundreds of buttons at the fabric store this afternoon, I finally settled on the
boring classic button for aran sweaters: the leather knot. However, instead of buying real leather buttons, I bought Italian-made replicas that are so good, even up close people haven’t noticed that they are made of molded plastic. (Those Italians. They are button geniuses). In addition to costing fifty cents a piece, which in itself is a personal victory for me, the plastic buttons will also allow me to wash this sweater at home instead of sending it out for dry cleaning.
And now I am off to find a knitting pattern so the old vintage buttons have a new sweater to call their own. Because, you know, I have so much free time.
What’s the longest you’ve procraftinated? Can you beat my record? Share your shame in the comments section.