A Little Payoff
You would think that after
forcing myself being forced to work on my UFOs for awhile, that I would have a whole parade of finished objects to show you by now, and I really had hopes of blasting through some of them, but knitting is not to be rushed. I had a lot more work than I reckoned when I picked up some of these projects.
Take this one for instance:
This is a blanket I started way back in May. At the point of this picture, I was a little past the one-third point.
With the larger needles and a several James Bond movies later, I finally got to the end. It was a nailbiter at the end because I wasn’t sure I would have enough blue to finish the border.
I had four balls of yellow for the center and two each of blue and white to complete each section of the blanket. Basically, I started at the corner with the yellow, increased until I had finished two balls, and then decreased back down to a point. This made the square, around which I picked up the white stitches. After I did three repeats of the white lace pattern, I knew I would not have enough to do another, so I began the blue border. However, before I got to the halfway point of the border, my first ball of yarn ran out. It was close to the corner, so I just pressed on, knit a little snugger, and hoped it would work out.
Things do not always work out so well, but this time it did. I had about 2 or 3 yards of blue yarn left! After blocking, the lace pattern really pops out. My oldest has been petting the blanket longingly, but I have told him it is not for him. The yarn is really soft–perfect for the baby I have in mind. You can get more details on my Ravelry project page.
Now, I’m onto the next unfinished object, but I am afraid this one is not going as well. I am really trying hard to resist the urge to start some new knitting projects, but I am afraid my resistance is beginning to crumble.