Monday, October 8, 2007

WIP it WIP it good....

No longer the WIP albatross it once was, it is now the completed WEDDING AFGHAN!

Pattern: Aran-Style Afghan from Cables Untangled
Yarn: Swish Superwash in "Capri" #23878; June 2007
Skeins knitted: 27 in all, including fringe, roughly 2970 yards
Yarn enabler: Knit Picks, June 2007
Knit on: One 40" Knitpicks Size 8 Circular Needle
Time spent knitting this afghan: 86 Days!
# of days that S & C have been married: 64 days
Repeats completed: 12
Size: 50 inches by 60 inches.

These are pre-washing photos. I trepidatiously (ok, it's not a word...) put it into the laundromat washing and drying machines, to good effect except now the fringe has some 'split ends,' but if I trim the split ends, the next time it's washed (by the receiving couple) the fringe will get even shorter. Probably should have gone with a different border, but it's too late because there is absolutely no yarn left. I also think it should be a bit longer, but there's NO YARN LEFT. Good thing I cut the fringe for the whole thing before knitting the last few rows, as we're talking roughly 120 yards just for the fringe!

Now give me a moment while I do the 'it's-finished-now-I-can-knit-the-million-other-things-in-my-queue dance.'


There..I feel much better. Tomorrow, I turn this lovingly (ahem) knitted item over to the bride to enjoy a life in their happy home.


Harlem Purl said...

Did I ever tell you you're my Shero? You knit with such speed and agility. If I could just get a hold of your needles. Then I'd make you knit an afghan just for meeeeee!

Knitting Ewe said...

Congrats! It is beautiful - what a lucky couple!

Annie said...

That would have taken me a YEAR if not more to finish, kid attached to me or not. I am so in awe of your speedy knitterlyness. (How's that for a word?) It is lovely and your friends are so lucky!

Debbie said...

I hope you did a little dance of joy around it, b/c you deserve it. It's beautiful and the couple are lucky to have such a friend as you who would commit 86 days to them.

misplacedpom said...

Pretty pretty! Will you make me one now? *ducks the side swipe to the head*

Jane said...

Congrats on your momentous achievement!

Code Purl said...

Damn, you're good. It took me 8 months just to do a baby blanket!

Btw-June 1st 2008 for me and JF in case you wanted to get a head start ;-)

nicolina said...

yeah! it's done [and my tasty looking]! now what, oh what, will you cast on next?

HPNY Knits said...

its wonderful!!! and a lovely color.

monica said...

very pretty. and the color is beautiful too and shows the stitch nicely.