Finally Finished!

I’ve had a little run of… we’ll say “projects that haven’t been too successful.”  There were the socks that ended up three sizes too small, the woven scarf that took a left turn (literally) and the sweater that didn’t go to plan.  What with *vaguely gesturing* everything that’s happening, it just seemed to make sense that none of my knitting is working out either.  This whole spring/summer/year seems cursed.

Anyway, with all that, I decided I needed to finish something.  I have had my Stonecroft shawl literally sitting on my desk, looking at me for a good 4 months now.  It was basically done, except that I had lost yarn chicken while binding off the last 10 or so stitches.  I got frustrated with it, couldn’t decide how to fix it, and just… let it sit there.

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So, last weekend I decided NO! I’m going to finish something.  And it’s going to be successful, by god!  I ripped out a couple rows and re-bound-off.  (I had been toying with the idea of ripping way back to make the border wider, but I couldn’t bring myself to do that.  A decision I’m glad I made.)

And, within an evening, I had finished the project that had been sitting, teasing me for months.

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I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out- I’m not even mad at the slightly-narrower-than-called-for border.  It’s lovely, and I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

Of course, now that I’ve finished it, the weather has turned and I have no use for a cozy shawl…  But isn’t that always the way?

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Have you finished any projects lately?

2 thoughts on “Finally Finished!

  1. Sue H-m

    That’s really cool! I like the textures!
    I started several projects but couldn’t focus “what with *vaguely gesturing* everything” also. Like you I decided I needed to finish stuff, and just toughed my way thru.
    Two market/beach bags constructed of crocheted granny squares, 3 baby blankets, a shawl-collared cardigan, a pair of legwarmers, two cotton knitted beach bags, and 8 crocheted red hats for Operation Gratitude (a charity that sends care packages to soldiers). Oh, also a crocheted backpack!
    Dang! I hadn’t realized how much I did! If course, I don’t have a toddler running around like you do!

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