Apr 23, 2017

WIP | Not-So-Scrappy Scrapghan

The last time you saw my not-so-scrappy scrapghan, it looked like a hot mess. The strips had been seamed together and I was starting the border when the sun emerged, so I literally dumped the WIP on the worktable and grabbed a quick shot:

The vivid rainbow hues are cheerful and frequent color changes are motivating, so I'd hoped to be sharing a finished afghan today. Unfortunately, the past couple weeks have been so hectic and jam-packed, it just didn't happen. 

Luckily some progress has occurred, but you might be hard pressed to spot it. The border is nearly finished, and it's curling so madly, I'm a bit concerned. This is the same technique I've used many times before, because once it's properly blocked it tends to magically relax and lay flat, but at this stage it's difficult to believe that will actually occur. Who says knitting isn't exciting?

I'm now diligently weaving ends and striving with all my might to work slowly and carefully, because this isn't my strongest skill set and I want both sides to be attractive. If you look closely, you can see the tapestry needle in the upper left:

I can't speak for you, but once a project reaches this stage, I'm so eager to see the finished piece I get antsy. Clearly, patience isn't my strong suit, but if there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's an important quality to cultivate as a knitter. 

Like this afghan, it's something I'm still working on.

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  1. Great colors! Can also totally relate: Patience isn't my strong suit either ;)

    1. Thanks, Noni, so glad you like it, and it's nice to know the impatient me has such good company :)

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    1. Speaking of good company, it's so nice to see you here, Helen! I'm glad you like, and hopefully, it will look a bit better soon, once it's finished and blocked.


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