Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fini


Ta-da! All done with a week to spare.

I did modify the pattern ending a bit. I skipped two rows of the stockinette chevron pattern, starting the garter stitch border early. This way, I only ended up with two extra rows added on the last color stripe, which made it only 1/2" longer. The boucle yarn obscured the stitch definition enough that the shortened chevron section didn't really read any differently than the other stripes and my desire for symmetry was almost satisfied. BTW, Trek, I really liked your suggestion and will make notes on the pattern for future reference. I was just too lazy to rip and re-do this time.

In an ironic twist of fate, I happened to run out of the main yarn just two rows from the end of the afghan. After much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, I weighed my options and decided to buy another skein. It's been percolating in the back of my head that some pillows to match the afghan might make a great Christmas gift for dear ol' Daddy, so I'll be able to use up the rest of the new skein later. Any pillow pattern ideas?

Now, the only remaining object with a deadline is the woven shawl for our Anniversary next Tuesday. Then I am done with projects with deadlines. I have a few WIPs/UFOs on my list to finish, then I'm casting on something fun for me before the crazy Christmas gift-making rush begins.

Do you realize there are only 7 weeks of summer left? I am totally wigging out! I'll never get through my summer project wish list. If only I'd used 3x5 cards . . .

5 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Love the afghan! Your dad will certainly appreciate it. And pillows for Christmas will be perfect as a follow up gift.

7 weeks??!! I'm doomed. There is no way on this earth that I am going to satisfy the Index Cards Of Summer Organization. I keep getting distracted...

trek said...

Nice afghan. Did you really need to tell me that there are only 7 weeks left of summer???

::whimpers pathetically::

Guinifer said...

Way to go gal! The afghan is beautiful - of course - your work usually is...7 whole weeks?? I could've sworn summer was almost over already...

Guinifer said...

Lorraine - he he come over and visit my blog today - you're in my post!

Rani said...

WHOO HOO HOOOO! Cheers on another job well done!!