Project Finished or Unfinished?

shawlcloseHere is the knitting project I’ve been working on. It was supposed to take 4 skeins of yarn, and this is nearly three. It’s already longer than the pattern called for because I used bigger needles. Because I’m like that, that’s why. So I stopped knitting it and cast off.

The subject now under discussion is: fringe or no fringe? The pattern calls for fringe along the short edges. I don’t like fringe. Mom likes it. In fact, she suggests fringe along both short edges and one long edge. I have enough leftover yarn to do that. So: fringe or no fringe?


The white blip is a piece of cat fur. Katya HAS to get into the act!

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies with a food review.

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Project Finished or Unfinished?

  1. Karen Casey Fitzjerrell

    November 5, 2013 at 9:19am

    I’m a knitter too. And I never know if I want fringe on my throws. It adds weight so they stay in place over one’s lap or feet. But when I pull it up to my chin to watch tv on really cold nights the fringe drives me nuts. Sometimes I solve the problem by making my throws a little wider and shorter and put the fringe on the long side. Still adds weight so they stay in place and doesn’t bother my nose or tickle my three chins. <;-} I don't know why I'm adding this comment. It's obviously too late for you to shorten or widen. <:-{

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      Marian Allen

      November 5, 2013 at 10:11am

      Good advice, Karen! This is a shawl, but it’s nearly big enough to be a throw. That sounds like a good project, and I’ll remember about putting the fringe on the long sides. Fringe drives me nuts, too, and for the same reason.
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  2. jane

    November 5, 2013 at 10:33am

    I love the colors! What about a different, but pleasing, color for the end fringes? The fringes could even be of a material that does NOT provoke revulsion!! Yeah!

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  3. Pete Laberge

    November 5, 2013 at 12:37pm

    It is finished when you decide it is. You could choose to make it 100 feet long if you wanted. It would be cumbersome, though!

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