I told you the last 11 rows of my Citron shawl would take 10 years to knit. They didn't. They only took 3 days - although each row felt like 10 years. And I'm also clarifying that the rows were indeed 600+ stitches, but to be precise they were 738 stitches. Seven. Hundred. Thirty. Eight. Knitting during naptime, tv time and even during National Night Out when we went to see The Refrigerators at Tawasentha Park:
|Great cover band with a horn section. Lots of fun!|
So then it was on to the last 11 rows. And I was getting seriously low on yarn. So with two rows left - the one before the bind off, and then the bind off - I weighed my yarn, in case I needed to bind off right away. I had 6 grams (out of 100grams) left. Then I knit half a row and weighed it again. I had 7 grams left. ????????? So much for weighing it. At any rate, it appeared I'd have enough so I just kept knitting and all went well, with a little yarn left over. Probably enough for those two rows I cut out, but it would have been really close at the end and I'm glad I didn't have that aggravation.
Now I have to decide if I will block it. It is meant to be ruched (sp?) and the edge is meant to be ruffle-y, so I don't want the blocking to un-ruche or un-ruffle anything.
Next clarification: I also told you that I'd be spinning up a skein of yarn to submit to the fair. I even showed you my two bobbins resting and waiting to be plied. And ply I did:
How about a cute "Look what we saw on our walk to the pond the other day" picture?