The Finish Line

Sometimes there’s a project that just lingers on and on, despite your best intentions to finish it in a timely fashion. Life happens, other projects call to you, and before you know it, you look down and realize you’ve been working on the same project since before the start of this interminable election cycle for a really long time. I’ll admit that I’m not a “get ‘er done” kind of knitter. In fact, one of my favorite quotes (by the brilliant Douglas Adams) is “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Back in April, I blogged about my mother’s cowl-to-be, made out of glorious silk, and I think it’s time for an update:


Do you know what that is? That’s a darning needle with my final sheet of mawata threaded on it. That’s the finish line coming into view at long last! Yes indeed, I’m binding off, using Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind-off for stretchiness. Ta-da!


This may not seem that exciting, but you must remember that I’ve been knitting on this project for years. I had almost started to wonder whether it would ever be finished. 


Now, the end is in sight. Mim will get her Chiao Goo needle back (thanks, Mim!), my mom will finally get her Christmas gift, and I will get to choose a new travel project to stuff into my purse! Finishing something like this is bittersweet, a little like finishing a good book. You’re pleased to reach the end, but you’ve been immersed in it for so long, you’re not quite sure what to do with yourself once you’re done. Fortunately, in this case, Ravelry is here to help!




Written by Jennifer Woodman

One Comment on “The Finish Line

  1. This was quite comforting. I would hate to be really honest and tell you about some of my lined up projects. One I am determined to finish this month…but the others? Well I am not saying here. Love the whooshing deadline quote!

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