Sixteen days later, it is finished:
I never did get it completed in time for T’s arrival, but since I’ll be visiting in April for his graduation from police academy, I’ll gift it to him then. It’s a good sized lightweight blanket, easy to knit, rustic enough to be manly but somehow homey and comforting as well. I used the colorway Tarnish; it’s a bit of a brownish grey color best exemplified in the top photo, and should work perfectly with the apartment.
Cascade Ecowool was remarkably easy and pleasant to work with and probably a yarn I will buy again for my heavier weight projects. At first glance the price takes one aback, but when you think about it, or at least when I think about it, the fact that I can knit a blanket from my own two hands and $30 of yarn is a wonderful thought. It’s also not the softest of yarns, but I’m fairly certain it will hold up well through many cool evenings of cuddling.
May your journey be a safe one, little dear. Though you were small enough to be easily overlooked, you brought us so much joy and cheer, and though you will be very much missed, I hope you’re now well provided with more yogurt drops, apple bits, warm, soft bedding, and running balls than you know what to do with.
I have six repeats to go. Hundreds upon thousands of stitches left to knit before Friday and yet, I still think I can do it, even though it’s beginning to look less like a work of art and more like nothing but miles of knitting left to traverse and I’ve got the time crunch act down to the eye tic (not even kidding on this one). The feeling is like reaching the last 30 seconds of an especially grueling workout before the second wind kicks in, so I know that if I manage to finish this in time, the euphoria will be incredible. (Don’t argue with me on this)
I can’t wait to see its, ah, true colors shining through. (Apologies to Phil Collins)
Yep. Three and a half feet to go in thirteen days. This is gonna be a breeze.
(Famous last words?)