Out of Gas–and Mail from Cat Bordhi
October 2, 2006
Well, it turns out that 1,050 yards of Blue Heron Mercerized Cotton, Bluegrass shade, will take you three-quarters of the way around the border of one Print o’ the Wave stole.
Fifteen repeats shy of a finish. And so, this project grinds to a screeeeeeeeeeching, limping halt. Anybody out there hanging onto a skein of this stuff, please give a holler. By my calculation I need 1′ per row x 16 rows per repeat = 16′ x 15 repeats = 240′/3′ = 80 yards.
I HATE it when that happens!
As Stephen Colbert says: Moving on.
I love this shawl, but I’m frankly glad to be taking a breather. There’s another little project that has been hanging fire for too long, and I hope to finish it up this week. More in a minute.
PS But enough with the handwringing and recriminations–Cat Bordhi needs our help, people.
The woman whose book taught me how to knit socks is at it again. Her next book, due in spring 2007, is New Pathways for Sock Knitters, One. At the moment she is collecting foot measurements, and she’d like to have as many as possible. If you’ve always wanted to help a knitting genius, here’s your chance. Here’s what she needs:
What better way to end the day than by seeing how long your feet are?