I have started knitting a birthday present that is 10 months overdue. And I Hate it.
Dont get me wrong.
Love the pattern, it's the Forest Canopy Shawl. This is the third time knitting it. Love it!
Love the yarn. it's Tweed Cascade 220, by Cascade Yarns in the Cordovan colourway. A deep, rich red/maroon with tweed flecks of yellow and blue. Lovely yarn to knit with.
But together, DISASTER.
The problem I have is this. The recipient selected the yarn. And her favourite colour is maroon. And I hate it. Brings back memories of school uniforms in a Victorian winter. Maroon jumper, lemon yellow blouse and bottle green trousers. I think a colour blind man picked that combo!!!
Anyways, I am perservering. I keep motivated by the thought that the shawl will be a bit like a big warm hug. That image is working so far, but not sure how long it will last!
Might have to purchase a little bit of happy from The Knittery. Or ebay.
Oh and I am not taking photos. I just cant bring myself to post a picture!
So, just quietly, have you ever had this problem? And how did you motivate yourself to finish the item in question?