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Old 09-28-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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Am I normal to be sick of it now that it's done?
Daughter wanted king size afghan.. I've knitted 42 squares... then put them all together... now.. I only have to weave in one million ends.... then put a crochet edging on... cause i'm too tired to do anything else... Is it ok to become sick of a project & just want it over? I've never tackeled anything this huge.. it covers my king size bed.. it's over 6' x 7 '.... Don't get me wrong.. I'm glad I did it for her.. & I enjoy the knitting..but.. I feel a bit quilty for being sick of it.... I calculated about 2 hrs to weave in the ends tomorrow,, then who knows how long to do a simple single crochet edge around the whole thing... She'll be here Saturday.. so it will be finished... Next time I am going for a small.. small project.. like my grandson's coming home cap.... He's due end of January.
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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Well first of all Congratulations!!

I too did a crochet kingsize blanket. I hated it near to the end. It used to sit and look at me daring me to tackle the ends!!

So dont feel bad about hating it. I loved it again when it was finished and looked so beautiful.

Your daughter will be thrilled also.
I think you are right about a small project next maybe an egg cosy?

Hope you soon get it done and out of the way. It is the last hurdle the finishing off. Good Luck. Hopefully you will soon have it done. If it acts up just shout at it I find that helps too. Its probably too big to throw across the room

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:13 AM   #3
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Congrats on such a huge undertaking! Pics, please! What a lucky daughter you have!
I would say, yeah, I think it's completely normal to be sick and tired of it by now! I think that you are going to LOVE seeing your daughter use it after it's out of your site for a little while
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:51 AM   #4
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Sounds perfectly normal to me. Right now I'm working on a 60"x80" afghan for my DH. I'm only on stripe 4 (of 15) and I've already had it with this blanket.

And last month when I was working on a scarf for my daughter I was so sick of it halfway through, I felt like I was going to be knitting that stupid thing until the end of time.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:00 AM   #5
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Verrrrry norrrrmal! But I bet when the finishing's done, you'll love it again. And yes, pics please. We'd love to see it!
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:15 AM   #6
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I know the pain all too well, hehe.

I made a blanket (crochet) for my bf last year and thinking about his height (6'4") and cozyness, I decided to make it......a bit oversized.
I sort of messed up the measurements and how many stitches I needed for it, so it ended up being a mammoth of a blanket.

I haven't really measured it: http://www.cafenox.net/graphos/main.php?g2_itemId=503 (he's standing in the loft of my previous apartment. It nearly touched the first floor).

By the time I was done with the seaming and weaving, I was sick of it. But I loved it to bits after I gave it to him, hehe.
The first thing he did was wrap himself in it "burrito" fashion. And a year later, it's the only "flat sheet" on his bed.
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:47 AM   #7
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Thanks so much for the words of advice. I am getting ready to go tackle the ends... I have about 24 hrs till Kids will be here and want to get the dang.. thing done. I now understand why people gripe about ends... never had this many before and hopefully never again. But I do look forward to her wrapping up in it w/ the granddaughter, and the grandson ...

I'll try to take pic... haven't tried on this site before...


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Old 09-29-2006, 07:55 AM   #8
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Congrats on finishing such a huge project! Frankly I'd be sick of it too don't feel guilty but get the edging done and then kiss it goodbye =D
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:02 AM   #9
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That happens to me in the middle of most of my larger projects, and I've never knit a large blanket. Don't feel guilty--there are so many nice things to knit, it's natural to get tired of one that takes all your time and attention.
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:31 AM   #10
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Congrats on finishing it and hope we see pictures!!! yeah I would feel that way too and do with most large projects that take me awhile to finish.. I wanna move on to the next thing.. I'm not sure I"d get a king size done lol it would prolly end up in the finish when I can look at you again pile...
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