Sunday, December 28, 2014

Four Years in the Making

I guess we all have "back burner" projects—things we pick up and set down, working on them here and there, in no hurry to finish.

For four years, one of mine has been the Seersucker afghan, from Berroco's book Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans

Pattern: Seersucker, by Margery Winter
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in Summer Sky Heather
Needles: US 5

Designed by Margery Winter, Seersucker is a big, cozy, bedspread-size blanket. On the plus side, it's a great take-along knitting project because each ruched square is knit individually. On the down side, you have to seam together 48 squares. I finished the knitting ages ago; it's the seaming that dragged on, unfinished, for most of this year.

In my defense, I've definitely been busy with many other projects, and design work always takes precedence over personal knitting. Even so, I really didn't want this project to drag on into 2015. 

What a wonderful afghan! The book has lots of beautiful patterns, but Seersucker remains my favorite. I love wrapping myself up in it on these cold mornings. So glad I finally finished it.

Snickers is glad, too. 


jody said...

congrats on this huge accomplishment! it's gorgeous and i hope you get a little rush of joy every time you see it - you earned it!

knitterbeader said...

WOW!! It's beautiful, and you should be really proud of your accomplishment. Looks very cozy, too. I have several "long-term" knitting projects and am going to try to do better in 2015 to "get 'em done"!

Bonnie said...

Thanks! I am proud of it, but mostly I'm just do happy to be using it. It's so warm!