Okay, that’s probably not true, but it’s close.
I’m excited to have finally completed the first project I started for my Big Project. You can see where I started it here.
And now it is all done:
I very much enjoyed working with this pattern. The textured stitches make it look great. However, the furry yarn was harder to work with than I anticipated. The stitches were difficult to see in all the fur, and nearly impossible to pull out if I made a mistake. At times it had me wanting to pull out my hair. It was definitely worth it, though. See how nice it looks:
And then there was the fringe. Normally, I leave the fringe off of my projects, particularly afghans. In this case, I wanted to stay true to the pattern. Plus, the fringe here is braided and I wanted to give it a chance since this is new to me. As far as fringe goes, I like it. I don’t know if I would use it if I did this pattern again, but it is nice and sturdy. Of course, it did take me 8 hours to braid, so, there’s that to consider next time.
All in all, I liked this project. I’m happy with the colors. The texture is super-fun – because you stitch every row from right to left, the texture on the front is completely different from that on the back. And, the pattern was accurate. It’s never fun to have to edit the pattern as you go. The best part? Zero ends to weave in. But then we’re back to the 8 hours of braiding.
The fact that the finished product is somewhat smaller than it should be is my own fault for not being more careful with my gauge. If I didn’t have at least a dozen other projects on my mind, I’d take out the last few finishing rows and add another repeat to make it wider. Instead, I will just enjoy it as it is.
I have many projects I am working on and I plan to share about them all. I will be continuing to work on my Big Project, though I no longer intend to work each project in order. Instead, I will work them as they fit into my life, alongside everything else I am working on.