Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Long Haul

I have a finished object!  It's a knit shawl (it's the Lotus Blossom shawl pattern by Joan Schrouder).  I remember starting this when my son was in diapers.  He's in primary school now.  I don't want to do the math for how long it took me to finish this.  Here it is, ends all woven in.  Doesn't look like much does it?

Here are the charts, pens, knitting needles, yarn ends and bits that I can finally, finally throw away or put away.

Here it is, in it's current state, wet and blocking on a piece of polystyrene board.  All those empty containers are where I kept my various pins, every one of them now in use stretching out the shawl.

You'd think that after almost a decade of working on this, I wouldn't mind waiting a little longer.  The truth is, it's taking all my fortitude to keep from going over there every five minutes to see if it's dry.  Tomorrow, I can try it on tomorrow...