I started this project with high hopes. The colors of the yarn and the design of the project were – and still are – beautiful in my eyes. However, I overlooked a very important point. I’m a bad finisher. I don’t like it and I’m not good at it. I usually choose projects that require no seaming and that only require a quick blocking when the last stitch has been knit.
Yet, I decided to pick a project that had 24 different squares that needed to be sewn together.
As I knit each square, I was concerned about how the smaller colors would line up in the middle of the blanket. I am pleased to say that shouldn’t have been such a concern. The yarn stretches nicely and while it took a few hours to finish, it was easy work to get them to match up. I am very pleased with the middle two panels of the blanket.
However, it is the side edges that I don’t like. They are ragged and uneven. For now, I am considering the project finished but I am not giving this to my new niece just yet. I’m thinking about picking up the stitches and adding a border all the way around. I just can’t decide which of the 4 colors to use. Do you have any suggestions?
Next week, I’ll introduce you to my new project which I’m very excited about and requires no finishing. Woo hoo!