This actually qualifies as my May, June, July, and August knit as well (so much for one knit per month), and it was technically October when I finally finished it, but I'm already halfway through my next project, so it shouldn't have to cover this month as well. I had great hopes of knitting most of it during baseball season, but the pattern is a little fussy, with every row different, thus requiring too much attention for the sidelines. I did get a lot done on the way to Colorado, but on the way home it was too hot to go anywhere near wool, and, as always in summer, my knitting mojo fizzled to near-zero. But, a few recent car trips and some autumnal weather, and extra TV-watching gave me the push to finally get it done--just in time for the cold.
I bought this yarn many, many years ago, when I suddenly discovered I loved orange. It started life as a scarf, which was maybe my third or fourth knit (I worked on it as we drove to Quebec City when I was pregnant with M--15 years ago!!), but I never finished. I had picked a tedious seed stitch (that is knit, purl, knit, purl) and the back-and-forth of the scarf just didn't inspire me to finish.
I never start a knitting project without finishing the last one, except this one unfinished object that had been hanging over me for all those years. I'm so happy to be done with it! I still love the orange, and this pattern is so much more pleasing--both to knit and to look at--than a boring seed-stitch scarf. Things got a little nerve-wracking near the end--I came close to running out of yarn (I had used a bit of one skein to make a gnome's hat many years ago), but managed to finish with a yard or two to spare.
Pattern info on my Ravelry page.