On this last day of September in the year 2020 I officially declare this epic project DONE.
It only took me 10 whole years.
It's big. Bigger than I am on all sides.
It all started here with just the red center. Those are deer in case you hadn't noticed.
It's called the Continuous Strip Afghan because you keep going around adding more edges. All the stitches are live on all sides. It was made out of all of my late Aunt Esther's vintage Red Heart. We cleaned out her closet before she died and for whatever reason only known to the yarn gods I took it all home.
All those stitches are on super long Knit Picks cables with stoppers on the ends. I didn't know what I was going to do when it outgrew my regular cables. Thank goodness Knit Picks introduced their super long ones at just the right time. It was a sign that this thing needed to continue and continue and continue. I could have even made it bigger if I had wanted-but I didn't want to. Enough is enough.
It still needs a good wash. It's dusty and sneezy but as you can see it's been well loved in all of the ten years it took me to make it.
There's a lot of memories in all those stitches. I think I must have about a million blog posts about my progress through the years...but it's all over now.