31 August 2006


Ohhhhh, look! A Finished Object!

(I would have posted yesterday, but Misfit wouldn't move off the futon. As you can see, he's fond of comfort. And, sorry about the date stamp.)

Some notes:

1. This was originally a pattern from an afghan book. After several inches of slipping a stitch for five rows (with bulky yarn!) and dealing with wicked pucker and amazingly off row gauge, I chucked the pattern and decided on plain old stockinette stitch.

2. The "pattern" (used loosely) was about 82 st cast on, and six rows with each color.

3. The yarn? Lion Brand Chenille Thick and Quick (and yes, I'm embarrassed to admit that)

4. Start date? Sometime in October '05

5. If you get a chance (if you haven't already) listen to the Cast On podcast (#2). In the Knitter's Manifesto, she talks about how our choice of yarns and patterns reflects our personality and our state of mind. I shudder to think of what a probing mind might think of me in regards to this afghan. (Cheap, white trash knitter?) But don't think that's not affecting my choice of future projects.

Now do I get to cast on something fun?


At 10:04 AM, Blogger swan/dragon said...

Oh, my goodness.
Get that thing in the mail to your father before it breeds. I am so proud of you that this didn't get to the one-year mark.
And you know how I feel about your yarn choices; I won't make you hang your head in shame on such a glorious occasion; keep in mind that all the crap yarn is now going far, far away, and will live out it's life in much closer proximity to me than you.
Good job.

At 10:25 AM, Blogger NeedleTart said...

Wait! You finished it in less than a year? The only afghans I can finish that fast are BABY afghans. Mostly because I am distracted by shiny things. Ohhh!
There are some times you just need to use cheap yarn. I will not apologize for my fondness for Lion Wool-Ease. It lets me knit sweaters for my brother that will survive more than a week.
You have my permission to start TWO new projects. What day are you going to designate as spinning day?

At 2:03 PM, Anonymous JessaLu said...

While I am very proud of you for finishing this monstrosity of an afghan, I find the date stamp on your picture highly offensive and I'm not sure I can ever come back to read your blog ;o)

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Kelly said...

Great job and Congrats on finishing. You absolutely must cast on for somthing really fun somthing you reall want to knit because you so deserve it!

At 6:48 AM, Blogger Little Terry said...

I think the date stamp is a good idea, personally. Otherwise we might not believe that you actually did manage to finish it by your firm deadline of 'end of August, or September, or at least before his next birthday...'


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