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My lovely shawl, with handspun and hand-dyed yarn from dangerpuddle

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And my in-progress afghan - it's probably going to be at least twice this size when it's finished.

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alex_royale
Feb. 2nd, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
Oh my lord woman...you are just so talented!

:-D
missedith
Feb. 2nd, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
I love the afghan! I wish I had the attention span to finish one .. I just stick to scarves and dolls, LOL.
nephthys_abode
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
See, that's my problem - it ain't finished! -snickers-

However, I really have made a semi-firm, kinda commitment to myself (and now I sound like Glenn Jacobs with his "tattoos are kinda permanent) schpiel!) that I will not start any new projects until this is finished!

Which I promptly broke to make the lovely shawl but in my own weak defence, the shawl was a pretty quick and easy knit that maybe took me a few weeks while watching TV.

But! dangerpuddle does make lovely yarn, and she is talking about selling her lovely yarn, and I do have another skein of her lovely yarn right here, waiting for me to create something pretty.

However, really, 20 years is long enough to have something sitting around!

Of course, what I'll do with the thing once it's finished I don't know - I've already got two huge afghans!

Yep, definitely thinking I might be OCD! ;-)
faithinfire
Feb. 2nd, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
Wow, those are awesome! That afghan... I don't know how you have the patience, seriously. It's amazing!
nephthys_abode
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
-chuckles- I don't have the patience - which is why it's been sitting around as a UFO for 15 years!

First it was make all the tiny little inner squares, then surround them with another colour (and oh lordie, didn't my perfectionist brain go nuts about that with the systems and the . . . you don't wanna know, trust me!).

Then edge all those little squares with the dark blue . . . there's over a thousand of the suckers.

It's no wonder I got to that point and thought "Fuck this for a lark!" -grins-

Cos then the sewing together and the "Oh my God, I cannot have the same colours next to one another, oh noes!" . . . sometimes I wonder if I might not be just the tiniest bit OCD.

I did have a brainwave recently and decided to just sew the squares together in lots of 25. Small enough to work with and get some sense of task completion, large enough to see actual progress.

This will be a finished object . . . if I have to kill someone to do it!
faithinfire
Feb. 2nd, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, seriously. I can sympathise completely with the OCD about the colours, though. I'm the same: if I'm working freehand on something like that, obviously the colours have to fit together in a way that makes sense and no, you most definitely can't put the same ones next to each other! Perfectly reasonable if you ask me. *g*

Though this all makes me think of my poor Unfinished Cross Stitch bag sitting down by my recliner, actually. I used to do so much stitching when I was a wee thing, but then I went to university and spent the decade since never having chance to do any.

So now I've moved, I've piled all my old projects into a carrier bag and am slowly attempting to complete them. I may be some time... >.>
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