Sunday, May 17, 2009

Who is Keeping Track?

I am.



One week,

countless hours (somehow, I seem to have lost a few of these),

minimal fudging, (there have been some blips, but none worth ripping the darned thing out to fix-I fudge them when I find them),

too big already to spread out on 47 inch circular needles,

and 10, 720 stitches later, I am approaching the halfway point-at least in terms of row count, not stitch count.

Who cares about dust bunnies, empty cupboards, overdue oil change, dirty clothes and late paperwork? Not I, says the girl with smoke coming from her needles.

16 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful. I'm so with you on fudging. If you want something absolutely perfect, get something made by machine and cheap labor in China. It's been my experience that I am the only one who can find the flubs, and sometimes even I can't find them.

I can understand your continuous knitting on this project. At this point, there is a lot of knitting before getting to a good stopping place.

Sandy said...

wow smokin needles for sure. It's beautiful.

SkippyMom said...

I simply cannot wait to see this beauty wrapped around you! You are doing a great job - to hell with the oil change and what is one dust bunny? or three hundred - this is fantastic...I love the progress. Please keep us updated.

So lovely.

debra said...

Dust bunnies will wait, and like their cute little animal counterparts, will multiply. Fudging is merely coming up with creative solutions to problems. Passions, however, don't wait---and shouldn't.
Onward, smoking needles!

Miss T said...

Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Fabulous! I think I saw this in a book over the weekend. Or one like it.

Stephanie V said...

Just gorgeous, Rudee! The color gets prettier as the shawl grows.
As for fudging - I always thought that was the sign of an experienced knitter. Kind of a "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em" thing.
And old-time quilters used to always make sure there was at least one flub left in since only God is perfect.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You must have the patience of a saint!

CJ xx

Jadekitty said...

oh my word, this is beautiful :) Keep up the good work.

CT said...

Can you excuse me while I go pick up my jaw...?

It looks awesome! can't wait to see it blocked!!!

Rositta said...

I'd fudge too if it was me. You've "made" me start something lacey, grrr. I don't have the right needles though so I've put it aside for now. I find lace doesn't work with bamboo needles somehow, it's too thin. Tomorrow I'll hunt down some Addi turbo's...ciao

Cynthia J Hollenbeck said...

Your works are so impressive! In my Speech class, one of my students gave a demo on knitting. She'd brought in a giant American flag. When my kids are out of the house, and I get my sewing room/office, I am going to learn!

Pyzahn said...

This is an amazing accomplishment. Makes me think of my Nonna. She was a wonder of blazing needles as well.

Who needs to worry about dust bunnies when you can create such loveliness.

Amy and her little family said...

wow you are so talented!!!

Kathleen said...

Yowza! Do you get into a "zone" when you do this level of detail? For me, the tinier the beads, the more relaxed I feel. So counterintuitive, but true.

Joanna said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. I am incredibly impressed at your talent..and endurance.