Jon and I started dating six years ago today. To celebrate, we went back to the place where we became "official" and got engaged to reminisce. Six years has flown by and we're still having as much fun being together as we did in those first few months.
I had a little celebration of my own last night when I FINALLY finished knitting this afghan that's been on the needles for a year. Last winter when I was halfway through with it, I never thought I'd see the day when I would cast off the final panel and finish the afghan. (Remember, this afghan has a total of 124,080 stitches in it!)
I had a change of heart in August and picked it up again to finish what I've started. While the garter stitch does get old after a while, this is the best kind of tv knitting! I think we watched Lost, Dexter and The Wire while I knitted away on this.
Best of all, it's finished just in time for the cooler weather and we'll get to snuggle under this afghan all fall and winter. :)
Here are the details:
Pattern: Olive's Afghan from Knitalong
Yarn: 16 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca (love this yarn!). 215 yards per skein
Colors: Turquoise Mix, Pea Soup Mix, Fennel, Pumpkin Puree, Cyclamen
Needles: Size 7
Started September 3, 2008, finished September 18, 2009
Rav link: craftr's zig zag afghan
Previous posts: picking out the pattern, finishing strip #1, starting strip #2, two panels completed, halfway done