Sometime early this year, I found a bag with three large balls of yarn at a second hand shop. This was most unusual -- normally, there are only odd balls left over from a project. But this was an entire kit, complete with instructions, and about 6" of it started, with the cable needle still in the stitches. I conjured up all sorts of scenarios of what happened and how this ended up at the store.
The price was right, but it was all in awful ackrillic!! However, I felt that a project begun needs to be completed. And it was thrust into my hands to finish.
So over the last few months, I worked on this among other things. The pattern in a simple chevron design, very boring to do, but was great for movie watching. The colours are not what I would choose for anything, however, at this point, I can't be choosy.
This is the whole thing laid out. I wanted to do a border, and as it developed while I was working on the afghan, I decided it really needed to be a hem. That was easy enough to do... but then I realized that the zig-zag parts can't be a simple hem. You need to knit the back side in reverse! Here is a pic of the hem, front and back.
So now it is done, and on my bed. I may make another, with better yarn, and this may be given to someone that would appreciate it. But I still wonder who it was meant for in the first place.
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