Monday, August 2, 2010

Finished! (Well, almost.)

So I only have the backing to put on - which should be really quick, yes? Having said the other day that I only had 3,000 stitches left to complete, I was suddenly consumed with the overwhelming desire to work out how many stitches are in the whole blanket. I'm a bit of a maths geek at times.

I've made it roughly 171,630 stitches altogether - but that doesn't count all the Swiss darned ones - the geekiness had got up and left by this stage!

It has to be said that I am not pleased with the way it was put together - those 2 green flowers next to each other on the 3rd from bottom row will annoy me forevermore. Why did I put them so close? However, just as I refuse to frog, I also refuse to unpick, so they will stay there now.

And if anyone complains, then tough!

15 comments:

dottycookie said...

It's lovely, and I wouldn't even have noticed the green flowers till you mentioned them!

trash said...

Oh Missus Stash you are a marvel. 171 bazillion stitches is making my arms ache just thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

tis gorgeous - how are you going to back it?
jenny

quinn said...

It is gorgeous - fantastic job, Michaela! And I think the two green flowers look perfect just where they are :)

Mama said...

I am more than a bit impressed that you even noticed the two green flowers being close to one another - the blanket as a whole is SO damned beautiful! MUCH better, and much more useful, gift than the Golden Gate Bridge :)

Gina said...

It looks beautiful and I can't imagine anyone would notice the two green flowers together... unless of course you keep pointing them out!

Anonymous said...

wow - phantastic... but I know the feeling. Hope you will get over it.

marit said...

Gorgeous!!! It looks absolutely perfect!

Locket Pocket said...

It's fabulous and your parents are very lucky to be getting such a gorgeous gift! Lucy x

Daisie said...

Beautiful! x

Mary deB said...

That is marvellous!

Anonymous said...

Your blanket is such a work of love and beauty! ;) The closiness of the two green flowers (third row) should not annoy you that much. I am admirative. ;)

Giulietta

Ali said...

I'm sure your folks already know (having reached their golden wedding) that very beautiful things emerge from thousand upon thousands of small acts and how not to let any slight hiccup ruin the beauty of the entirety.

I would never have noticed the green flowers.

wonderwoman said...

its amazing and i'm sure will be much treasured!

xx

Moogsmum said...

Michaela, this is by far the most stunning knitted anything I have ever ever seen!

I just know that your folks are going to be completely delighted with their gorgeous gift.

xxx