Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finishing Things...


I've been in a frenzy of "finishing things".  Projects that were long and hard... or long and boring.


This is the "Afghan from --ll" that, in the beginning, I had to take out as many stitches as I could leave in.


I can honestly say this project took me to the next level of knitting.  I have graduated to low-intermediate.  It allowed me to complete the Clara dress with hardly a glitch.  I like things that take us to the next level... rarely are they accomplished without some angst, however.


This project had been hanging around like a noose for about five years; and, I really did very little of it.  My friend, Dee, put in the hard work.  I just finished up a few squares around the edge and the face, blocked it and it is now ready to put on a frame.  Then it will really be finished.


I know this picture is a blur!  I couldn't manage to figure out how to change the seconds of delay on my timer and I was too bent on FINISHING my photos to go find the manual.  Boo hiss!  This is prayer shawl I started while in Dallas keeping Little Man last fall during his mom's work time. 

I am glad to have cleared these things out of my bin of things-left-unfinished.  I think my urge to complete them has something to do with my urge to complete some unfinished business within myself.  Don't our lives usually reflect our inner workings? 


My camera had been in Longview for a week... left behind at out last gathering with Little Man and his folks before they headed home.  This was the wonderful surprise I had when I downloaded my photos from this morning... a last photo his mom must have snuck in for me.  Thank you for the lagniappe, Amanda.  =)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...

18 comments:

Darlene said...

Morning Noni,

Your finished projects are VERY impressive and GORGEOUS! Doesn't it feel good now that they ARE done!?!?

What a sweet, SWEET picture of the Little Man!!!! It was captured beautifully.

We have had rain, rain and more rain but I don't mind at all. I really LOVE it especially in July!♥

Nancy's Notes said...

Noni, I think you are way ahead of where you think you are in your knitting! You are an amazing knitter! Your projects are just beautiful, very impressive work!! Aww..what a precious photograph of the Little Man! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy

Amanda said...

Now that afghan is something - remarkable! Will it be available for cozying up with, or is it a "look-but-don't-touch beauty" since she took so much work? Ha!

You're welcome for the surprise photo. =) Couldn't help myself - we all need a few surprise happies in life. =) Love you!

nanny said...

I knew you were busy making something beautiful.....
We had a wonderful week and it was over too soon....
Have a good weekend!

Christine said...

Absolutely, beautiful!
Finished and done always feels good.
You're Little Man even had his hair combed your you!
Precious!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, I don't have a clue how to knit, but the things you made look great. Love little man's photo.

From the Kitchen said...

Fantastic afghan! I am a sort of knitter. I do just fine until I make a mistake and then I panic. Many years ago, I knitted a beautiful (and as it turned out expensive) sweater for myself. When I finished, it would not go over my head!! Since then, I've done a few baby shawls but that's it.

What a sweet surprise to find on your camera!

Best,
Bonnie

Blue Creek Home said...

I sure wish I could knit!!
All of your pieces are wonderful.
I know you must be glad they are done.
Nothing feels better than finishing a project...unless it's a surprise photo of your precious little man! He keeps getting cuter.

Rhonda

Deb said...

good for you getting your projects done...love the afaghan..very pretty...

Mary Lou said...

I wish I could kiss the cheek of that little man. I guess you'll have to do it for me. He's so sweet and kissable.
I envy your finished projects. I have some myself. I get bored easily and leave them half finished.. Right now am doing golf head covers. Talk about boring!

Diana said...

Love the finished projects!!! I just started one....

Jeanette said...

Love your finished projects. Would love it if you would come to my house and finish about a zillion unfinished projects!

MandG said...

Heh, I opened this whilst nagging my husband about being a persistent half-do'er.

Chatty Crone said...

You have been a busy gal - I love your projects and your grandson. sandie

Solar Powered said...

The feeling of accomplishment, scratching it off the list, completion. Good feeling. Stunning work and a superb pic of little man :)

Debbie said...

YOUR projects are WAAAAYYYY to big for me! Wow! So, here's a pat on the back to you! They are very beautiful, too. I know it makes you feel better.

Dana said...

Looks like you have lots of fun projects to work on. I am loving the blue blanket!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Your Little Man is so adorable! Good for you finishing up all those projects. If you are looking for something to do, I can give you some of my unfinished projects?

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