it’s done and I am happy

My fingernails are painted the most beautiful shade of candy-apple red. This colour is my latest addiction, which I discovered while trying to finish Sonja’s scarf in time for my self-imposed April 1st deadline. I was getting tired of that scarf, all 88 inches of it, and wanted to stop before I was done. Those last few inches were becoming annoyingly tedious, and then I solved my problem by painting my nails. They matched the scarf beautifully!

Would I knit Hazelhurst again? No. No, not for anything. I didn’t mind the knitting of it for the fact that it was a simple, repetitive stitch pattern, but…it was in sock yarn on an eight inch long circular needle. Eight inches from one tip of the needle to the other…in the round…for eight feet. It would twist, as I was knitting, rolling around itself, as it got longer and longer, and I would stop every few pattern repeats to untwist and fold, untwist and fold. The finishing, which involved grafting the two ends together with kitchener stitch, was nothing short of nerve wracking with the slippery metal needles. It was a project that was worth the knit, because it is very, very pretty; and I was so very, very glad to have finished it!

Do I have a photo? No, because I was busy doing a happy dance when she came downstairs wearing it this morning!

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4 Responses to it’s done and I am happy

  1. knitsofacto says:

    Just catching up here :) What you describe … this is why I will never begin a Hazelhurst … or Hazelhurts, as my friend, who has knitted one, calls them! I’d love to see a pic of yours :)

    Brilliant news a couple of posts back about the house build/move by the way :)

  2. Olallieberry says:

    I would love to see a photo too… Speaking of photos, the icelandic sweater you posted in January is GORGEOUS!

    • Laura says:

      Thank you! I love it and I wore it a lot…it was such a long cold winter that it was wonderful to insulate myself in that much wool!

  3. planetcoops says:

    So glad you got it finished! (And I’d love to see a photo!)

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