Sunday, October 28, 2018

Nearing the end...

Lest you wonder if this is some abstract textile art, let me assure you -  I'm not taking up a new yarny craft.  I'm just nearing the end of my first Spicier Life Blanket...

Fortunately, I've been weaving in the ends as I finish off each section, so while the above may look like an awful task, let me just say...  it's better than it could be, and better than it will be.  I still have 13 changes of color to go - between the final rows and the border.  That's 26 more ends!  And by more, I mean more than you see above!  😦

Even though I'm not terribly averse to "end weaving", I have to admit that the mess above makes me groan just a bit.    But plug away I must.  

I can see that the end is in sight.  

Though it may be the end of me.

Okay, okay...   Time to put an end to this post already!

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26 comments:

  1. You are patient and will nail that weaving.

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    1. Thanks, Stefanie. At this point I just get real stubborn. I will finish this!

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  2. :) you can do this! ♡♡♡♡

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    1. I think I can... The end truly is coming into sight. :)

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  3. I have a friend that LOVES to weave in ends. Too bad we aren't closer geographically......she would be all a gog if she saw that many ends.

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    1. I don't mind weaving in my own ends, but I can't imagine enjoying weaving in someone else's. That would be a great friend to have - locally! lol

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  4. Could you just not weave in and braid the ends as a design element! lol

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    1. Braiding fringe is an interesting idea... I'll tuck that away as a possibility in the future, perhaps.

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  5. Hey, fringe is very much in style! Can't you just call it a design feature and leave those ends to be fringe? But the blanket will be really beautyful!

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    1. If I hadn't already woven in a couple hundred ends already that might be a thought. lol I'm looking forward to this blanket being fringe-free, though. :)

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  6. Love the colours in your Spicer blanket and I like you weave in the ends after each section I do on my blankets. I'm currently making a Woodland Blanket and I just couldn't face all the ends that it could be by the end either. You're nearly there though Becki with it.

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    1. Yes, I'm nearly there. I'm like the Little Engine That Could. I think I can, I think I can... Looking forward to seeing your Woodland Blanket when it's finished, Ruth.

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  7. Your blanket is coming along beautifully. I know it can be tedious to weave in all those loose ends. Here's a link to the border I made on my blanket where I didn't need to weave in the ends: http://lillymycat.blogspot.com/2014/06/crochet-along-as-we-go-stripey-blanket.html?m=1

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    1. Pat, I left a comment on your blog post. That is a genius way to finish off a striped blanket. Yours is beautiful! And BIG!!!!

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  8. Thank goodness you have been weaving them in as you go! I hate ends!

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    1. I know! It's kind of stunning to stop and think about how much time is devoted to end-weaving in a blanket like this.

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  9. I know...I hate ends but try to stay on top of them so it doesn't seem like such a task. Really, once I get going and if I'm watching t.v. while doing it...it progresses quickly. It looks lovely from here!

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    1. My favorite time to weave in ends is when I'm on the phone. I can't see the TV and work on my crochet work anymore, so I either weave in meditative silence, or gabby goodness. :)

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  10. I love how the unintended fringe looks! Either way, woven in or kept as it is (maybe adding more fringe?) will be beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you, Martha. I'm looking forward to having all the fringe cleaned up so I can block this baby and put a pretty border on it. Getting closer...

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  11. With that many ends to weave in I’d be tempted to make a fringe, perhaps braid them.

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    1. :) Fortunately, I have a pretty border spurring me on.

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  12. That’s a lot of ends. I’d be tempted to use them to create tassels myself ;-/

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  13. I hope it's not the end of you Becki!!! :) Enjoy the end weaving (did I actually say that???)
    Happy Halloween!!!

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  14. Weaving in ends isn't the most fun job in the world, but I know the end result for this blanket will make it all worthwhile.

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