Sunday, April 13, 2008

In Which I Show Fondness for My Readers.

I've been meaning to post a progress picture of the Cap Shawl for ages, but the whole process made me tired just thinking about it. You slip all the stitches on as many needles as necessary, being really, really careful not to drop any of them, and you pin the whole works out, take a picture, and slip the stitches all back on to your needle. It takes ages.

And you see, my darlings, how much I love you - I did it.



I used five long circulars for this, and didn't get the entire thing done, which is why you only see a photo of about 45% of the outside edge. The rest is all bunched up on one needle at the bottom of the frame.
I am on row 107 of about 170, which is deceptive because the rows get longer and longer as you go. Then there is the knitted-on border, which will take tons of yarn and FOREVER to do. A more accurate idea of my progress would be to say, I have used up almost one of the three required balls of yarn.

Pretty, though, isn't it?

And tomorrow, precious poppets, is Puppy Pick-up Day. Pictures forthcoming!

10 comments:

Stace' said...

That's amazing. It makes my stomach turn flips just looking it over. Wow!!!

Ames said...

Holy Guacomole!


Puppies, puppies!!!

Annalea said...

Wow. That's a whole lot'a stitches, girl. I've started a number of shawls, but haven't made much more than about one-third of the way on any of them. Hmmm . . . maybe that should be a Messy Tuesday post for me. ;o)

I'm so excited for you to pick up your puppy! Your girls must be nearly beside themselves. Drive safely!

kate said...

It's coming along beautifully, Shan. Really.

Yeah puppy!!!!

tara said...

Nice shawl! It will be beautiful, I'm sure.

But what I'm really looking forward to are the puppy pictures!

Bethro said...

That is breathtaking. I hope that's for you. If not, it needs to go to a family member who is also a knitter. No one else deserves that kind of project

Carolyn said...

Oh, this is lovely. You are not helping me in my year of mittens. This shawl is starting to worm its way onto my to-do list.

Tabatha said...

Very Pretty.

lizbon said...

Golly. I'm in awe.

Dave Hingsburger said...

So, do you watch Dame Edna? The precious poppets sounds a lot like her.