Huzzah, the longest and most neglected WIPs of my life is done!!!
Pattern: Strawberry Cocoon by Bernat Design Studio
Yarn: Bernat Satin Solids in Plum Mist Heather and unidentified green
This project ended up using about 376 yards of yarn or 148 grams.
Needles: US 6s or 7s?
Time: FOREVER! I started this sometime back in 2010
Mods: I didn’t knit the full 17 or 18 inches of straight body. Seriously, I just got tired of knitting and stopped at 11 inches before moving the decreases section. This thing is knit plat and then seamed, so LOTS of purls! I also didn’t make the duplicate stitches or french knot looking dots on the leaves. Again this was because I was SERIOUSLY over this project.
You have to gather or bunch up the leaves when you seam then to the main body of the cocoon. I’m not the best at seaming, but it didn’t turn out terribly!
The one feature that I do love about this now that I’m done is that this is SUPER soft thanks to the satin yarn. And look at all those wonderfully nubby P3tog bits! I love to run my fingers over them!
I do have a great feeling of accomplishment getting this out of the WIP pile. No clue what I will do with this either. But for now it’s washed, blocked, dry, and folded in my FO storage bin in my basement.
What is the longest something has lingered in your WIP pile without being frogged?