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Neon Beast – Knitting FO

It was a project almost three years in the making! Meet Neon Beast!

I have a few theories on why it took me so long to finish this knit. First, I started it during a really busy writing time for me. So I was concentrating on my new career and still taking care of my baby, who at the time was still in preschool. Then last year I hit a huge batch of depression and didn't feel creative at all. I didn't want to write OR knit, so this project languished in the knitting basket.

But I started to really get into it once I got it memorized and I even knit on it at the pool last summer. That was a sure sign that I was coming around!

Then last month I realized that I was in the home stretch and I could finish it off if I just knit a few rows each day. That I could handle!

So I picked up the needles again and made sure to give myself time each day to relax get back into one of my favorite hobbies. I had forgotten how much I loved knitting, and that relaxing time each day also helped give my brain a rest so that it could process the stories I was writing. It really helped.

I'm so glad I finished it! First of all, it's huge, so it's nice to wrap around my neck a few times. I would totally knit this one again, and in fact, I have plenty of odd and ends yarn to make it in six different colors. I would only do one thing differently and make the center yellow portion smaller. It really doesn't need to be this beastly. Lol. It can be a mini beast.

Here are the details!

Neon Beast
by Veera Välimäki
from Rain Knitwear Designs
View this project on Ravelry

US 6 – 4.0 mm


North Loop Yarn Silky Merino Sock Yarn – Honeydew
madelinetosh Tosh Sock – Nebula
madelinetosh Tosh Sock – Charcoal

Started – October 14 2014
Completed – May 26 2017

This pattern was easy to follow and understand. I love all of Veera's designs!

6 thoughts on “Neon Beast – Knitting FO”

  1. It looks great! And even though it took you 3 years, it’s still awesome you finished it. And it really is a beast, wow, I can see why it took you a while to finish.

    I hope one day to learn knitting as it seems like something I would enjoy. My mom taught me a little bit once, but I mostly forgot about that again. It seems so fun to be able to make your own shawls and such.

    I like how you can wrap this one around your neck so often and how it’s so broad in the middle part. I agree the yellow part could be a bit smaller, but I also kinda like how it’s so large here.

    1. I really enjoy making shawls because I’m often cold both in the winter and in the summer when the A/C is up too high. I like to have them with me at all times! So shawls get a lot of use from me. You should learn how to knit! I often knit while watching TV or listening to audiobooks. It’s a great way to multitask. :)

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