So, I’ve been working on a knitting project for quite a while now, and I’m almost done with it!! There’s a little of story behind this particular project, and it kinda adds to my excitement that it’s almost completed.
Back in March of ’09 (yes, 2009), I started knitting a little something for a birthday gift. Originally I had hoped I could have it done in just a few weeks, but I failed to factor in that the yarn I was using was lace-weight and I was using size 2 needles. Okay, so it would be a week or two late, whatever, it’s the thought that counts, right?
So, I’m trucking along, making decent progress, when Murphy’s Law (disguised as a little white fluff ball) decided to step in. One afternoon, I came home to my project spread out all over the living room! There was yarn covering the sofa, wrapped around the legs of the coffee table, in the dog bed. UGH!!! And only about a dozen or so rows left on the needles. So, I went about gathering and untangling the yarn, gave it a quick wash, dried it and wound it back up into a ball. And started the project once again. ~sigh~ At least the yarn was all still in one looooonnngg continuous strand, and not chewed up to bits!
That was last April. Since then, I had kinda lost my mojo for this particular project, so my progress was moving along very sloooowly. Then of course, it got put aside for this new thing or that. But then, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to knit on nothing else but this lovely little item until it was done. The bad feelings of my first attempt were long gone, and I remembered why I picked this pattern and especially why I picked this yarn ( a gorgeous alpaca/silk combo), and I am so enjoying knitting it again.
Obviously I can’t give too many details on what this project is, since it is still a gift, but here’s a little taste…
So, that is why I’m excited it’s almost done, and also why it’s never advisable to let the knitting sit un-attended!
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