I was so excited. I thought I had finished my Cosy Stripe blankie.
I had been taking it to bed every night and hooking through an episode or two of the Gilmore Girls.
I finished all my rows of colors and it reached my head.....
....and my toes. Done, right?
Nope. And I'm not talking about all the loose ends. I'm talking about the border. Yes. There is a border and it comes AFTER I deal with all those ends. Arghhh....
In spite of my disappointment at not being done, I really do want the border. It adds a lot. Now I've got to figure out how to get a border out of these leftovers. I may have to get creative.
Just crochet the ends in as you do the border. No need to weave them all in if they're at least 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. Hope this helps some of the frustration and you have enough yarn! :-)ReplyDelete
Ooooooooo my golly .... that is a LOT of ends. But, the blanket sure is full of happy, happy colors.ReplyDelete
So cheerful and you're on the home stretch!ReplyDelete
Make those ends hide away as you do the border, carry the yarn for several stitches. THis is why I am OCD about doing ends right away. I can't handle them all at the end. Love the beautiful blanket, it is gorgeous. I am still on season one of the GG's. Love it so far and plan to watch another episode while hat knitting today.ReplyDelete
I agree with Betsy-it's the easiest way to get rid of those ends and it works because you have left them long enough to stay put! You have done brilliantly at getting this in shape to use THIS winter!ReplyDelete
Oh wow. Very pretty. So close yet so far. LOL I'm going to be facing the same thing here shortly with my scrappy blanket. I agree the border really makes for a nice finish for blankets but it's frustrating to be so close to done and then have to face going all the way around the thing.ReplyDelete
That's the worst - when you're so close to finishing, but just don't have the will to go on!ReplyDelete
I have a sneaky idea. Could you back the blanket with fleece and just hide the ends? Put a fleece border around it. This is easy for me to say as I DOnt sew.....ReplyDelete
Sure is pretty! I'm with you on the ends; let us know if hooking them as you go works.ReplyDelete