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.
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.
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?
Have you finished any projects lately?