Which can be good. But it can also truly be the doldrums. But the beauty of this beast is that just about the time I was convinced I was going to have to put it away for a while (something I really do not do), the color would end! Time for another ball of yarn!
See that purple block? One ball of Moda Dea...four knots!
Close up of the handspun edging...just cause I am all proud!
(The giftee won't be told any of it is washable! For her own good, don't you know.)I toted the beast with me as car knitting in a shopping bag, convinced I would finish it before the bag fell apart, which I did. I believe Wonderful Guy had his misgivings about what I was doing. My travel projects have not had quite this girth. But last night, when I finished, and spread it out on the floor to make sure I had all the ends woven in, I had his attention.
This afternoon, when I was steaming the blanket, he remarked it looked 'really nice' and seemed almost to much too give away. I replied immediately, 'Nope!'
On this one, that was the whole intent and purpose and goal. And motivation to keep going to the end. The giftee? She is going to love it! Well. I hope she does, anyway.Wonderful Guy also asked when I was going to give it to said giftee. I said I originally intended it for a Christmas gift, but may use it for the birthday this fall. He thought that was a long ways away!
Silly fellow...he doesn't understand the concept of handmade gifts. One must plan ahead to make it work!
Summary: Three months of fairly monagomous knitting. 4000+ yards of yarn. Some good stash busting. And the paint worn off the tips of a brand new pair of circs!