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Finally Finished

So, it took 374 days, but my Lace Ribbon Scarf is finally finished.
Lace Ribbon Scarf
I'd like to blame the ridiculous knitting time on a pregnancy, a baby and a move but its actually just the lure of other projects. Something new and exciting would come along and this would get pushed to the back of the closet.
Lace Ribbon Scarf
I kind of miss having it now that it's finished. It was the project I would pull out when I was stressed or too busy to knit anything but a row or two. I worked on in the waiting room for all those prenatal appointments. I tried to knit it while nursing a tiny newborn Samuel. I worked on it when I was going to scream if I had to pack one more thing. I worked on it after my sewing machine was packed and before it was unpacked in the new house. I sat in the front yard and worked on it while waiting for the bus on Anna's first day of preschool. This scarf and I bonded.
Lace Ribbon Scarf
But, now I get to wear it. In all it's soft, extra-wide, perfect shade of green, loveliness. (In case you're wondering, the closeups are the correct color. It is impossible to take a picture with accurate color in a bathroom mirror.) My one regret- that I seemed to have some sort of mental spasm in the store and bought a yarn that does not block well. How much more perfect would it be if I could really stretch out all its lovely laceyness? Oh, well. I could always knit it again! Hmmm. Might not jump into that right away.
Although, I might have to knit a preschooler sized one.


tara said…
Great scarf. I love the color.

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