Monday, January 09, 2006

FO: The Never Bloody Ending Once More From the Middle Shawl

I finally did it - I finished it. This has taken over 12 months to complete, not knitting full time on it, obviously.

I really quite like the Once More From the Middle Shawl. It's snuggly and will be fantastic in the middle of winter in the igloo they call my office. It's perpetually under 20 deg C in there. I still wear a cardie, and it was over 30 outside today.

Also finished another 6 cups of Chilli Plum sauce. I dropped Mum and Dad's share of yesterday's cookup off last evening. I'd told Mum about the low yield earlier in the day. Dad, remembering last year's batch, immediately picked another 20 kilos of fruit (he also used child labour and lied that it was for their plum jam)! Two very large buckets were waiting for me on the porch. He even helped me get it into my car. Very thoughful! It's a different plum than yesterday's - lighter coloured and sharper tasting. The sauce is still rather good. More piquant. :) There will be much sauce making in this house this week.

Dad's birthday tomorrow (65), so dinner with the rels. Niece Jess will be centre stage. Poor little bugger fell down stairs yesterday arvo and broke her arm. Her right arm, too - just before they go down the coast for a fortnight.

BookCrossing meetup tonight is beginning to look like SnB II. Jejune, Othlon and I knitting away, a newbie also interested in SnB and one of our other members, who doesn't knit, would like to come to SnB, too. Othlon's working on kitten ear headbands that are the cutest things (if one may say Goth is cute). She's doing a fabulous job. Hope to see the pics on her blog soon.

7 comments:

happyspider said...

Hurrah!!! go you, that must be such a relief! how wide did you end up making the top band? if it wasnt so huge i'd ask you to bring it on sunday for show and tell.
wish i came last night, sounds like so much fun.
must dash, alpaca is calling its siren song...

happyspider said...

PS come and see my donation to The Teaching Of Othlon TM...

Jejune said...

Yay, it's done (happy finished object dance)!! You can put it aside until the weather gets cold (oh, I can only dream of such things in this HEAT).

Congrats on surviving the family dinner, and all the plum sauce and jam making (well, I know it's not all done yet...).

Yes, we shall turn ALL public events into S'n'B...

Taphophile said...

Ok, so just measured the shawl. Along the top (shoulders) is 250cm; it's 125cm long and the sides measure 140cm each. Do you think I over did it?

Jejune said...

Good Heavens! Well, it will certainly wrap around you very cozily and keep you toasty warm - just think, a bedspread would have been worse, and you can take this one out with you ;)

happyspider said...

nah, big is beautiful.
PS. if you have any leftover katia, can i swap you for some handspun? no idea what i would do with it, but its soooo pretty....

Taphophile said...

I'll bring the shawl for show and tell on Sunday and the leftover balls.