Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Whew! That's a lot of Koigu.

That is a picture of 300 mitered squares. 11 colors of Koigu, knitting time approximately 1/2 hour per square so about 150 hours, eight pieces to assemble. Yes, the miters are done and now the finishing begins. So far I have attached one band to one sleeve, easing 104 stitches into 88. This is slow going. I am using black Koigu and picking up stitches along each edge and then using a three needle bind off to join the pieces. I am not sure how I am going to do the underarm seams yet. Right now the sleeve bands are first, then the shoulders, then the neckband, then attach the sleeves, then I will think about the underarms. There is also a crocheted edging around the entire edge.

Today is tax day, so that means eight months until another birthday. That's one way to look at it. I don't want to think about how much money we paid!

Spring is finally here. Boy, yesterday was gorgeous, in the 70s. But along with the Spring comes pollen. Anyone else sneezing? My poor nose and eyes aren't very happy this morning. And today is a fire danger day. I guess since not much has started to grow and with all the dead grass and stuff from the winter, you add that with expected high winds and a warm day and you might have trouble. I hope not. I'm just looking forward to another nice day before the temperatures drop again.

Well, time to get this day started, I hope you have a good one!


Purple Princess said...

Beautiful!! Can't wait to see it.

Joanne said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished.

RiverCitySTL said...

Thats a lot of miters! Beautiful! I love your banner picture too!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I can not wait for it to be done! Well, I have a swatch on needles for the kauni so I have some math to do to figure out what I am going to cast on.

THANK YOU for your CAbi order. I did my damage this morning. But, hey I look at it this way, I have not been to Talbots in over a year.

I am around today if you want to get together.

Take care,