That one, the one in those colors
Monday March 25th 2024, 9:21 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

The project that I bought that perfect skein for on Saturday? I finished it today.

I’d spent a fair amount of time charting out the idea in my head so that the mental image and the stitch counts would come out right. Nope not that, try again, till I had just the thing and so it would come out just the right size, too.

I cast on yesterday morning to get right to it. Did the outer border area, started in on the color work.

And stopped.

I had forgotten to break off a second section of Perfect Skein so that I’d have strands from both side edges to work from. Either I was going to have to break it and have extra ends to work in on a piece that it was important to have stay flat, or rip the whole thing out and start over, or–

–bag that, let’s just see where this takes me because I was suddenly curious, and I continued with color #2 and made it entirely up as I went along and then I just kept going with that while having no idea whether I was going to do graduated colors above or just these or what and knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit

till this afternoon I declared it done. Ran the ends in. Blocked it. LOVED it. No visual connection to the original idea. I would never have planned what it came out to be but I’m so glad it did: it is just the thing.

Now to get it dry and mailed and received so I can do more than offer vague descriptions of all this.

But I am really really happy with it, especially because I know the recipient will be, too.

And to the good folks at Areaneacraftstudio, this is all your fault because nobody else had that most-perfect skein but at 5:45 pm Saturday during the Bay Area Yarn Crawl, you did. Thank you!

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Wow! That was fast! Can’t wait to see it.

Comment by DebbieR 03.26.24 @ 8:58 am

I love it when things come together like that! I look forward to the details.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.26.24 @ 10:07 am

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