The Satisfaction of Persistence
I have always said that the most critical character trait for being a successful knitter is persistence.
About 13 Years of Persistence
In October, 2002 (one month before I started writing this blog), on US2 needles, I started to knit the kid alpaca bed spread. I can’t tell you how happy I was to mark this one as complete in my Ravelry projects.
The photos above show the blanket spread out on a queen size bed. The final measurements of the blanket are 64″ x 78″.
I finished weaving in the last of many ends yesterday and sometime this week I will gently wash this blanket and lay it out to block and dry.
I honestly never envisioned the day when this blanket would be complete. It requires me to decide on whether I want to set a new persistence challenge for myself in the area of knitting.
The feeling of accomplishment on this project was certainly very satisfying.
In addition to finishing up the kid alpaca blanket, I also get some additional inches added on to the Ric Rac scarf.
So far, this project has been a lousy project to blog about. I can’t seem to get a great photo of the scarf, the colors aren’t blending quite as well as I had hoped they would and it’s impossible to get across how soft and drapey this scarf is.
But if I can stick to knitting a project for 13 years, I can certainly finish this scarf.