Saturday, November 28, 2009

This an incredible knitting tool.

Especially when you are dealing with this. It was a lot of fluff, and it was big, and it was very late, and I just wanted to get it done by the time Aunt G. stopped at the house in the morning.

Thanks to the i-pod I kept working, and listening, and was able to sit and focus on the project at hand.

Thanksgiving leftovers, mohair version.

Then I was able to put my scissors down, and it was finished.

Over 10 years in the making. Why did it take so long? Lack of enthusiasm by me, by the recipient, and some pretty intense years.



I'm happy to be finished. Happy to see it go and leave my home. Of course, D. didn't bother to look and make sure Aunt G. picked up the bag from the porch when she stopped by, so I had to drive it over. I didn't stay up late to have it sit here another day, but that's another story and I don't care because it's finished.

Cabled Tunic by John Brinegar, Vogue Knitting, Fall 2006
Classic Elite La Gran Mohair, 430 grams used.


Batty said...

Fabulous work! I need to get knitting too, I'm running out of time before the holidays...

fleegle said...

Yoku dekimashita!


And I am glad you enjoyed the little story. We all enjoyed the process and have another shawl lined up for next year's project :)

Barb said...

Whew!!! I use podcasts as a timer when I'm working on something-or-other. As in, "I'll clean up this room until this episode of Stash and Burn is over; whatever's done is done." It really helped when I was packing last spring. Time to apply it to this year's holiday knitting, too!

Marcy said...

I am glad it is done, for your sake. What a weight off your shoulders! Are you glad? Are you proud?
10 years. Yeah, that was a hard 10 years. Think of what is knitted into that sweater!

Fujiyamamama said...

Oh, you have no idea how happy I am that it is finished!