Friday, September 05, 2008

So Sorry For My Absence .....

..... I felt like I have dropped out of this world - knitting world - as I have not been reading blogs & posting & even knitting less that I usually do - it's a terrible feeling & I want to be back again .... I know I can in 3 weeks ...... I am not sick but I have been WORKING - yes, a paid job !

It started 3 weeks ago when a friend asked me to fill her position in the high school canteen as she had a week of jury duty - it's the same high school that my daughter goes to & I have volunteered regularly there. So why not, as I will be paid . While a week turned into 2... 3.... & this is my 4th week. I think I will be working till the end of term - another 3 weeks ....... so if you don't hear from me, don't worry as I am fine but tired!

Anyway, I did managed to block the Pi Shawl & I spent 2.5 hours on my knees pinning all the edges !
I can't believe how big the shawl is & I ran out of space on the queen size mattress protector that I used ....

Pattern : Pi Shawl from EZ's Knitter's Almanac

Yarn : Colormart 2ply silk (knitted yarn double)

Needles : KP 4.5mm circular

Blocked Size : 70" diameter

It was really difficult to photograph the shawl & I tried hanging in on the clothes line ........

..... on the lawn

..... on a patio chair

..... on my 6-seater patio table

..... and even got my husband to wear it

Well, I think I have done my best in the photography & covered all angles & I leave you this last look .....


Bells said...

Oh my. It's just stunning. Well done. It's so freaking huge! I'm stunned. I can so see why it was hard to photograph it. But wow!

How much do you think it grew between finishing it and blocking it? I ask because I'm about 20 rows into the 576 section and it doesn't look enormous, but then it might grow a lot....curious about yours.

Denise said...

Wow, I can't believe how big that looks, and so beautiful. I would be so proud of myself if I could accomplish something like that. Well done you. Hope you enjoy the job for a few more weeks.

Suzanne said...

I'm not even sure what to say!!!!!!!! That is gorgeous!!! Whoa!!

Alyssa said...

Oh my lord is that stunning!!! How did you ever find the time to finish that? It's HUGE!