January 30, 2008
Help! I’m i-cording and I can’t get up!
The borders are on, both inner and outer. Every seam is sewed. Every end is wove.
The perimeter of the blanket is 76 squares around.
I am i-cording at a rate of 4-5 SPH. (Squares per hour.) The specific hour is between 11 and 12 when I’m exercising my rights as an informed citizen, keeping up with current events. (I.e., watching A Daily Show and The Colbert Report.)
Joseph was talking to me the other day, and I was listening with one ear (as one does to talk of Hank Aaron’s records or the workings of a game called Zelda), and I thought I heard him say something about “internal life”. “What?” I asked.
“You know,’ he said, with patience for the slow-witted, “Internal life, Mom! It lasts forever!”
Such a deep thought: Internal life lasts forever.
Like i-cording a blanket that is 76 squares around.
As you’ve probably guessed, I’m quite enjoying the process. Applied i-cord is to be savored like a fine wine. Internally.
For those who are jonesing to buy raffle tickets for a beautiful blanket that is actually finished, check out UK blanket number 2 over at Michaela’s. Michaela is breaking all speed records over there. North American readers, look for some of your squares in her blanket. We had so many squares in our apartment that Hubby sent a group of them on a package tour of England. (They loved Hadrian’s Wall.)
P.S. I had to go get Super Eggplant’s cool blog toy.
(They didn’t have Nashville.)