Thursday

Finish them

I am meant to be writing my post Festival of Quilts 2012 post but I am still processing what I think about the show. At the moment I am mostly in agreement with nbnq. I am hoping a little more distance will give me a chance to separate the good experience of entering my first quilt and all the ups and downs that went with that, from the lack of inspiring work I saw at the show.

Instead of an FOQ post I am pleased to report I spent the start of this week finishing things. My work in progress yarn baskets (plural) have been stuffed behind the sofa and under my studio chair for too long so this weekend after I found myself casting on yet another new project I decided it was time to review the lurking projects, call time on those that are not destined to be completed (baby shoes, stripey scarf with too much end weaving to face) and finish those that I can. This is my first success story


This crochet blanket was started months ago when nbnq came to visit and I needed a mindless bit of crochet to do while wine was drunk and talking was done. It grew very quickly to begin with but once it was lap sized the weight of the blanket started to hurt my wrists and the idea of weaving in all the ends made me reel back in horror.  So in the basket it went.


When I finally got round to finishing it I only had to add 5 more rows and so that was how I spent a few hours on Tuesday while our houseguest and BS undertook the serious task of UCAS statement writing. By dinnertime it was on the sofa ready to be snuggled and I felt less guilty picking up my newly cast on tank top - my first attempt at a proper garment.


I wonder how long it will take for this one to end up in the basket.....

1 comment:

Penny said...

it took about 3 days to end up in the basket. I don't think garment knitting is for me....

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