December 5, 2008
I seem to have COMPLETED THE SIGNIFICANT KNITTING PORTION of my Margaret sweater.
Do realize what I had to do to get this photo? Do you know how hard it is to block a piece of knitting that is essentially THE WHOLE THING? I’ve had BLANKETS that are easier to deal with than this thing–once I spread out the accordianlike skirty part, it just kept spreading, and spreading, to the point that it would probably keep spreading, emblanketing the hemisphere if I hadn’t just given up. I had to hire GoogleMaps to shoot this thing from its satellite. Do you see the curvature of the EARTH in that photo? This photo is taken from sixty-four miles up in space.
I even gave up pinning the thing. It takes up so much room in my lair that I had to erect traffic barriers around it. I got a zoning variance for it. I discovered a family of four having a picnic right there on the bodice.
I do have to point out that this yarn, Harrisville New England Knitters Highland, puffs up and softens up in a satisfying way.
And I am jazzed at the notion of working a saddle shoulder with a three-needle bindoff in there.
And it’s great to have wall-to-wall handknit wool carpet, for the moment.