Sunday, January 13, 2013

the border is the hardest part

Apparently, much like in writing, my finishing of a project (in this case knitted) is the most time consuming. I started this blanket on the 2nd of January (my first full project of the year!) and immediately disliked the way that the border was sitting. I had already modified it to remove the side border stitches so that they could be picked up and knit later on, and I was starting to wish I had done the same for the bottom border too.

And yet I knit on. I knit on to the point of no return and when at knit group last week, I asked a few people what they thought of it and one woman cried out "but you can't rip all that back!"... so I didn't.

Instead, I knit on. I knit until it came time to bind off... but instead I did this:


And then continued around the corner and down the side... and when I got back to the cast on edge I did this:


(If you can't tell, there's a needle in that first row... and if you don't know what comes next, well, it's not for the faint of heart. In fact, it's so dastardly, I didn't take any pics... I cut off the bottom edge.)

So, how did it turn out? Well, I'll tell you this: it's currently blocking, which I'm calling a good sign. You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the full effect though!


Kate said...

I don't quite understand what you did here but that thing is so pretty!!!

WildflowerWool said...

That was brave!

Mairead said...

Gosh, it must have taken a leap of faith to do that! But it worked! Looking forward to seeing the FO tomorrow.

Tejedora Compulsiva said...

I know it won't be such a surprise, because i can already read what you did, but anyway, i feel quite nervous!!