I feel like I should be making an Oscar style thank you speech at this point……
“I’d like to start by thanking all those fibre people out there both virtual and in person who oohed and awed for my project. Your encouragement did not go unnoticed. I’d also like to thank the Indy dyers whose hard work and dedication provided me with such beautiful yarns to use. My BFF who taught me all those many years ago about moving yarn from on needle to another. This is as much your victory as mine. And last, but not least, my wonderful Hubby who didn’t even blink an eye when I asked him to steam block my squares for me and instead just pulled the iron out of the closet and said ‘no problem’ All of you helped me down this road and I am thankful to each and every one of you.” Now cue music and applaud politely while I get dragged off the stage.
The whole point is that Vivid is finished!!! It’s not just knitted, it’s seamed, and all the ends are woven in. It is %100 done.
I actually loved knitting this project. It seemed to have come in fits and starts, but knitting it was a pleasure. One small note, I used The Magic Loop Method and a long tail cast on. This meant each square had a little hole in the middle.
I spent a few minutes before seaming them up and closing each hole with the tail. I could not wrap my brain around the cast on in the pattern and knew that this would be just fine.
Then came the long and daunting process of sewing 40 squares together into a blanket. The first 16 went well. I was almost enjoying it. Somewhere around the 22nd square it became a labour of love, and by the 30 square it was just plain labour. The last 3 were torture and I knew that if I stopped they would sit there for months taunting me everytime I saw them. So I just kept sewing and there in the end, was a lovely little blanket.
I am thrilled that this is finished and I’m just a little bit warmer.
And here it is enjoying it’s glamour shots.