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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.

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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)

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Prepping for the wedding.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoom, finished.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

11 Comments
  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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