Some of you may remember that way back in February (last summer) I was digging in the bottom of the laundry basket and found a knit UFO that had been used for tug-of-war amusements.
I think somewhere since then I may have determined that this was one of the projects I intended to finish over winter last year and if I ever find that post again I will try to link back to it here.
But the important thing is that even though I'm a little late getting it up on the blog the knitted throw project is FINISHED! Can you see me doing my happy dance?
I tried to save the dog damaged sections and pick up the dropped stitches but have you ever tried to pick up a dropped stitch in eyelash or boa yarn? It's an exercise in futility. So I frogged that section and got to knitting.
This throw is made up of lots of 'scarves' because my knitting skills are rather lacking beyond the simplicity of a basic scarf. I knitted one wide scarf (green), and 5 narrower ones.
That's why I'm calling this project a knitted-scarf throw, but is that the correct usage of a hyphen? I don't know, and I don't really care because, naming skills aside, the knitting has been saved, washed, frogged, re-knitted, joined, photographed, collaged, edited and blogged. What's in a name? (I can quote Shakespeare so surely deliberate miss-use of a hyphen is forgiveable, right?)
I then joined the scarves along their lengths and added a narrow strip made in the long eyelash yarn — as opposed to the short boa style eyelash yarn used for the body of the throw — to each edge to finish it off. The edging really pulled the whole project together.
I found that using a crochet zipper join with rather loose stitches was the best joining method as just sewing the edges did not give the stretch and movement this project needed.
During joining I did make the mistake of putting my project down for a moment and returned to find the original project destructor displaying a new appreciation for my knitting.
And then trying to capture photos, Ada-cat decided to show her own appreciation for my knitting skills, by taking her bath on my lovely throw.
See that look on her face? That's the "Excuuuuuuse me, but I'm too busy for photos today. You know I take a nap after my bath." Very imperious.
My favourite part of this throw is all the different textures and the randomness of the pattern. It might not be your cup of tea, but I'm really taken with it. I didn't really plan this project out, it just sort of evolved.