While knitting like crazy to finish Christmas gifts, I tend to drag my knitting with me wherever I go. It works out even better if I am not the driver because I can use the travel time to knit also. One of the places that I ALWAYS take knitting projects is the knitting group on Wednesdays. While knitting the scarves for Son and DIL, DC admired them and mentioned that she, “wished that she had a friend that loved her enough to knit one for her”. So, you can probably guess what she received for her birthday gift…
As soon as I finished with tatting the snowflakes for Christmas gift exchange I got busy knitting the scarf and beret. The hat works up really quickly so I started with that. I needed the boost of actually finishing a project…
Then I tucked into the scarf. Each color stripe took me one hour and just over 35 minutes. There was 19 color stripes. Every time that I could grab a few minutes here and there to work on it, I would sit down and get to work. As with most projects, I was tired of working on the project long before it was done. (actually it is probably more a case of other projects trying to temp me away).
On this past Monday it was my plan to come home after Monday Run-Day and finish the last two stripes, work in the ends and add the fringe. What ended up happening was that I fell asleep while knitting.
I did manage to finish it the next. Here is the story of the last night:
Pixie was tired of me using my ‘dog petters’ for knitting. After a brief lovey session I bribed her to lay down so I could continue to work.
Ends woven in. Tails cut off. My yarn threader is also a life saver!
For me, a project is not done until it has been cleaned up after.