Monday, September 17, 2012
A Finished Throw
I finished my knitting project! A few weeks ago I was close to being done and then I checked out a bunch of new books from the library. The new books have to be returned in a week. I had been knitting in the evenings and now it was taking me TWO WHOLE days to finish EACH book. So I HAD to put my knitting aside to finish the books. And then I just didn't pick it back up again.
I don't mind the clutter of a knitting project when I am working on it. But having the clutter when I am NOT working on it bothers me. I can't put it away in the craft room or I'll forget about it and never get it finished. So I put aside the books, I only have one left from the library, and made the big push to finish it.
Only ONE library book, you say? Aren't you nervous? No, because I have a bunch of purchased books from the used paperback bookstore and I have a BUNCH of books on my Nook ( some from the Free Friday and some from the Deal of the Day from Barnes and Noble) that I keep as my emergency back-up books (EBUBs). And that does not count the books on hold for me, at last notice I have 20. Gotta stop requesting so many at a time!
I loved the color and the soft, silky feel of the yarn. It was nice to knit and should feel great as a throw. The yarn tends to unravel, though, so I had to tie a knot in each end.
This project worked up pretty fast, notwithstanding the whole stopping part. The throw is reversible. This made it hard to remember if I was working on the right side or not. I occasionally had to refer to the picture on the pattern to figure it out.
I have a tip for knitting that I learned years ago. Write out each row of the pattern on a 3X5 card. When you are through with a row, slide that card to the back so the next row is showing and you know which row you are on. Otherwise you have to keep a counter or notes and then you may forget where you are. I even keep the cards from year to year and have gone back to a favorite project and don't have to write them out again.
Lee asked what I was going to do with THIS one. All the other knitting projects have been gifts. I think I am going to keep it. If will be the first decorating item for our new set of rooms in the basement.