Monday, May 21, 2007

“Lace is freakin’ AWESOME, Mr. Bigglesworth!"

It's true. I posted last week that I was pinning my lace in progress to my cube walls. It has gotten to an unmanageable length for cube-pinning purposes. So, in order to admire my lace while at work, I have a picture of it as my desktop background.

This is clear evidence that I have gone 'round the bend. I am officially totally nuts. I can't help it. As I've said before, Eunny Jang is an evil genius.

It has taken 10 days of semi-exclusive knitting time to finish the first half of the Print O'the Wave shawl. This isn't a huge time commitment, and I don't want to jinx myself by saying it will only take me "x" days total, because as soon as I start to see the finish line, my bravado will be my undoing.

Like, the edging could baffle me. Or I could lose interest. (Edgings and finishing have historically foiled me through utter boredom.) Then there's the classic issue with actually getting it blocked- this is a must for this shawl.

I don't know what I dislike so much about blocking. It doesn't take that long, I have all the tools I need- and good ones at that! More finishing and blocking has been accomplished since I showed Andrew how to block. I think that his desire to see me wear the things that I finish is what inspired the blocking volunteerism. Another possibility is that he also is trying to make a dent into the UFO mountain. Can we say knitting ADD?

In any case, my previous lace-phobia has been conquered with a vengeance, and I find my thoughts preoccupied with planning future lace projects, lace yarn and (as always) global domination.

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