Monday, May 07, 2007

Crossing The Finish Line

They say the two best parts of a project are starting it and finishing it. In between things can get a little tedious. Well that was certainly the case for this cozy wrap. I made this wrap for Horsey Girl and I started it oh so long ago. It is made out of pink Homespun and it is wonderfully soft and squishy. My Mom had made one out of blue and every time my daughter saw it she would take it from my Mom and wear it herself. So I decided to make one for her. I bought 3 skeins and got to work. The first skein went fairly quickly and I was excited. Then I started to get bored and I put the project away. I'd forget about it for awhile and then I'd work on it every now and again. Now those skeins of Homespun are evil. They are like Willy Wonka's every lasting gobstoppers. THEY JUST NEVER END! Even when you look like you are close to the end they just go on and on and on and on! But alas - I FINALLY finished it and now she won't have to steal my Mom's. I really love it and would like to make more of them but for now I just can't face another skein of Homespun! Also this week I received two wonderful surprises. First, as a prize for the contest to name Bonnie's "dummy" Lola, I received four adorable stitch markers. Thanks Bonnie! Then I also received a surprise package from Jennifer. She was out shopping and knows I love dragonflys so sent me this beautiful business card holder. It was such a wonderful surprise. Thanks so much Jennifer - I love it!


Jknits said...

Horsey girl is one lucky kid! That wrap looks scrumptious. What a great color.

hakucho said...

I'm with you about the homespun...not at all my favorite yarn to knit with. I have three bargain skeins in my stash for another prayer shawl...I'll have be good and ready to start that one. Your wrap is gorgeous. It is such a bright and cheerful color!

happy knitting :)

Anonymous said...

Congrads on finishing its beautifull!! It's the best feeling to finish a project.. I havent knitted a shawl yet but I need to for a christmas present..I guess I need to start now *lol*