Monday, April 23, 2018

Makers' Monday

I'd planned to celebrate #MakersMonday by showing you a photo of my diagonal striped blanket with the caption, "Ta Da! Finished!" 

knitting a diagonal striped blanket with scrap sock yarns
74 stitches

But if I had, I'd have been lying.  I thought for sure I'd finish knitting the blanket last week.  I also thought I had less than 100 stitches on the needle at the start of last week. 

Once again, I was wrong.  At bedtime last Sunday (not yesterday, the previous Sunday) I finally got the courage to count the remaining stitches.  177.  One hundred, seventy seven!  How could I have looked at that and thought it was less than 100?  Wishful thinking I guess.

At bedtime last night, I was down to 74 stitches on the needle.  Barring breaking both arms (knock on wood!!) I will definitely finish knitting the blanket this week.  Definitely.  That is my promise to you and to myself.  The next photo/mention of this daggone blanket will be the Ta Da! photo.  I promise.

10 comments:

  1. It is going to be gorgeous, and you will finish it. Blankets always feel endless!

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    1. Thanks! Oddly, I'm not bored with knitting it, I just feel bad for the blog readers who have to keep seeing basically the same photo over and over and over again. :)

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  2. 74 stitches? Totally doable in a week. And if not (you do have that job cutting into your knitting time, don't you?), it sure will be finished soon. Can't wait to see the whole blanket!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I think it's doable too!

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  3. Even if it is not a TA DA finish, it sure is pretty to look at!

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  4. Well, it could be worse. You could have been 277 sts away from the finish? Can't wait to see it done.

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    1. Ha! Yes, that's true.... and you & me both! :)

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  5. well you are closer to being done that last week :) I love the colors in your project!

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  6. Thanks! It's off the needles now, but I guess I need to weave in all those pesky ends before I can officially call it 'done.'

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