Monday, March 27, 2006

Finally! The blankety-blank-blank is done!

You know the corollary to Murphy's Law that says "The last 10 percent of a project takes 90 percent of the time"? Well, it does if it's this throw! The last quarter inch (depth) of yarn on the cone took several hours to work up. Thank goodness the Ciprofloxacin kicked in (taken for my Bartonella infestation, which turns out to be behind a big chunk of my arthritic shoulder, tendonitised knee, inflamed tunnels, and impinged ulnar nerve), so I was able to knit for quite some time on this, instead of having to stop after four rows.

This is the first feather-and-fan pattern I've done, and it was actually rather relaxing to do, especially since three of the four rows were just knit or purled (i.e., very little thinking involved).

So, without further ado:

Mikey, waiting vainly for the sun to appear.

Close-up view of the pattern and yarn.

This yarn, a cotton ragg by Peacock Yarn, sheds. A lot. My black sweats were covered in it as I worked on it the last two nights. There was then a thick layer of lint removed from the dryer's lint trap. There's still some shedding going on as it finishes drying in the iguana room. Ah, well, it is soon to be Karen's problem!

Have I ever mentioned how handy it is having an iguana room that is maintained in the mid 80s? It's great for air drying clothing and relatively quickly defrosting frozen slabs and containers of food you forgot to take out of the freezer early enough to defrost safely in the frige.

Please don't misunderstand me: rapid drying and defrosting is NOT a good enough reason to get an iguana. But as long as I'm paying an excessively high heating bill because of the iguana room dwellers needing to be kept at tropical temperatures all year round, I might as well use it as a multipurpose room!

I have a couple more cones of this yarn, and have been debating knitting up a sloppy-for-around-the-house sweater for moi. Hmmmmmm.....


Blogger Knatolee said...

What a BEAUTIFUL throw!!! Mikey is a very lucky, well-insulated boy!

7:55 AM  

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