Monday, September 25, 2006
The "Thing" will be finished
... by me ... soon Thanks for all the comments on the blog, and emails both private and public on the lists. I've replied to some of you on email, hope the rest of you will keep reading this blog for updates on "the thing". Some of you commented on the workmanship on The Thing (or is it workwomanship?), but first, Thank You for the kind words! It contributes to my basic training with my mom, who taught me to knit when I was a wee child. She demanded good attention to details, and great deal of discipline on hand posture and even gauge. I gladly carry the skills with me for life. For now I'm going to take the majority of the advice, do the minimal (a few rows of garter stitch) to finish "the thing". Block it. And call it DONE. The Thing is not big enough for a lap robe. The Thing is probably not big enough for a scarf or shoulder shawl. The Thing is much too hole-y to come in contact with a baby. The Thing wants to be on the back of a big comfy chair (they have a name for it in the old days, the lace that people put on the back of the chair to catch hair or whatever). The Thing might just become a table runner for the next book club meeting. The remaining skeins of yarn will go to my mom for her CIC knitting. Follow the link to see the last batch of her FO (that's Finished Objects, for you non-knitters). Stay tuned. Will post picture of the finished "Thing" soon.