Edgy edgy
Thursday January 09th 2020, 11:39 pm
Filed under: Knit

On the left: blocked with nice straight edges that didn’t last, on the right, blocking now.)

Having knit all day Saturday, my hands were not in the mood for working much on that afghan. I felt guilty about taking a break Sunday and Monday and got some done Tuesday. Wednesday, not much. (Plus the news on my cousin kind of took the wind out of me.)

Today I looked at what had to be done and when I needed it done by.

Actually, when I told my husband I felt I had to give it to his cousin on Sunday, his response was, What’s the hurry? Give it to her when the baby gets here.

I prefer to add to the happy anticipation. That and, hey, you, don’t abet my procrastinating, okay?

I realized later that wait, to block the second edge to sew the two of them onto the afghan to wash the afghan to dry the afghan to gift it–meant I had to finish the second edging today. It was about four inches long.

Saturday all over again, with more breaks.

All of which is leading to the question: would you join such a piece to live stitches or cast off ones? I’m leaning towards cast off, just to minimize how far a future broken stitch could run. (I’ve got live ones at the base of the afghan right now, having cut off the original edging, and having it run upwards creates a real mess.)

While I’m at it I think I’ll rip out those purl rows top and bottom of the afghan: the ones along the side don’t really show and those do.

Once I’ve got all that done I should probably knit a very simple edging all around the edging to smooth out those blocking-resistant angles, that instep at the heel of the lace in the edging. Right?

And so the perfectionism and overthinking continues.

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Lol…you have fun with all that perfectionism and overthinking!

Comment by Ruth 01.09.20 @ 11:56 pm


Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 01.10.20 @ 6:45 am

It can be hard to balance wanting it to be just right, and needing it to be done. Good luck!

Comment by ccr in MA 01.10.20 @ 6:52 am

most definitely cast-on. This is for a baby. the more run-proof the better. Especially when you think about washing machines…

Comment by Holly 01.10.20 @ 8:02 am

There she goes, again!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.10.20 @ 10:02 am

I bet you have ice packs at the ready. hihihi

I pray you still find joy in the process.

I bow to your brilliant mind: to have all these possibilities, this knowledge!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 01.10.20 @ 11:26 am

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