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.
I love, love, love it Debra! Those stitches are amazing and I can't even imagine knitting something so complicated. The socks I finished ten minutes ago pale in comparison. Plus, I adore your apron. It looks HaPpY!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! What a treasure! What a masterpiece! No wonder it took 10 years to make. What a lot of memories and I think it is so special that you used your aunt's stash of yarn. This is stunning and beautiful. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I bet your aunt would be thrilled with what you did with her stash. It's definitely going to keep you warm this winter.ReplyDelete
It is absolutely beautiful - I especially love the green because it's so strong! Can colors be strong? It just seems to hold everything together! Memories in such a lovely form! Wonderful work!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on that completion. It is absolutely beautiful! I cannot even begin to imagine creating something like that. What a lot of memories it holds. So special.ReplyDelete
The End. It's a lovely piece. I remember my mum worked on an embroidered table cloth for all my childhood years and then she promptly gave it away to a friend who was emigrating to Australia. It's the journey as much as the finish. ChristineReplyDelete
10 Years! You are my hero . WOW. I just read there were glow in the dark clogs, but they sold out.ReplyDelete
That is absolutely gorgeous! Is it mosaic knitting? It is quite a feat. Congratulations on finishing! I've been away from blogging. I'm glad that I came back.ReplyDelete
It is mosaic knitting. Barbara Walker's pattern.Delete
Excellent finish - made with love and new and old memories!ReplyDelete
Kudos to you for the grand finish!!!! It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Well, some works of art are worth the wait, nice story to go with it.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful finish! Yeah you!! :)ReplyDelete
So beautiful! Congratulations! LianaReplyDelete