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May 28, 2013

The blanket is D.O.N.E.- as in finished, completed, over! Success is mine, I went to battle with over a mile’s worth of yarn armed only with two sticks and while there was a casualty (RIP my original little needles, you fought bravely and will be missed) in the end through sheer perseverance I kicked it’s little fingering weight butt. Through hours and hours of garter stitch, to the point where I thought either my arms or my eyes were going to give in, I continued. Despite aches and pains, I struggled for victory.  I overcame boredom, fatigue, stress, annoyance and even anger to complete the project, ahead of schedule. Yes that is right, I finished with almost 3 weeks to spare, I am a knitter, hear me roar.

Like a hunter displaying his trophy:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust prior to the border being added.See how it looks so sweet and innocent, it will never reveal the hours of torture it put me through.



Victory is mine! Blanket is seen here with it’s border added, I may or may not have played a victory song as I bound off the last stitch.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA wider shot of the victory that is mine. (insert evil laugh)



Prepping for the wedding.


In the end I do not think I will ever knit a blanket for someone (other than perhaps a tiny human) out of fingering weight. The pattern itself was easy to complete, but repetitive, I wanted to randomly insert a pattern more than a few times to be honest. While I ended up improvising more often than not, I still really like the way it turned out. The blanket ended up being more of a  lap size than the bed cover I had hoped, but I think it will be a wonderful addition to their home. Despite all my grumbling this was actually a decent project, and I am  happy to be giving it to people as special as my brother and his bride to be.






  1. What a beautiful afghan. Love it 🙂

  2. doctordana permalink

    Yay!! It looks great! Impressive perseverance!

  3. hurrah!
    I have regretted starting a blanket in fingering weight yarn. Good on you for plodding through and finishing.

  4. Hurrah! Well done. 🙂

  5. Pretty! I’m sure they’ll love it. 🙂

  6. YEAH!!!!!!

  7. Isn’t it great when you get something finished! Well done, it looks lovely.

  8. Amanda Gerodias permalink

    Yay!! Congrats!

  9. Q – Hurray!

  10. It looks fantastic! Pat yourself on the back for me!

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