Hello lovely people. Sorry for the late FO Friday post, I was having trouble getting decent photos and though it would be best to wait. It has been a momentous week in our house this week. L has lost one of her front teeth....
I have applied for a job (scary) and I am very happy to have a finished object to share this sunny Friday afternoon. I have finally liberated my Granny Stripe from its heap in the living room where it has been whimpering at me quietly for several months. As you can see from the above picture it is now happily taking its rightful place in our family life.
This project has been under construction for a whopping 10 and a bit months, poor old thing. We had a bit of a falling out about 3/4 of the way through but when I dragged it out again I realised that as it was no longer for a bed but for the sofa it was nearly finished. Had I made it any bigger it would just have trailed all over the floor getting covered in dog hair.
If I am being scrupulously honest I must admit to not being totally thrilled with my border. It's the first one I've ever done and looks a bit raggedy. However I am going to leave it for now and see if it disturbs me in the long term. Overall I am very proud of it, it's the first large project I have ever finished. All credit must go to Lucy at Attic24 for a beautiful pattern and wonderful colour choices. Thank you Lucy.
I have learnt such a lot about colour through this project, when I make another one I will probably even be brave enough to choose colours all on my own. Learning to use colour for pleasant results is by far the hardest thing about yarn crafts in my humble opinion.
All technical details are on my ravelry project page.
For lots of inspiration Tami's Amis is the place to be.