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Never-ending Bind Off Ends – Finally!!!!

October 12, 2007

I am happy to report that the Bind Off that Never Ends is complete and the skirt is blocking. I also completed the I-cord drawstring and it too is washed and blocking. I have decided that I really don’t like knitting I-cord. It carries boredom to a totally new level – beyond even garter-stitch-scarf boring. The color is a little irregular because the cotton yarn was drying at an uneven rate and the flash is doing funky things with the sheen in the yarn. It really isn’t multi-color. I will post a photo of the skirt modeled by my lovely assistant Suzy a little later. It wasn’t completely dry at the time of this post. In case you didn’t know, cotton yarn takes a lot longer to dry than wool. Go figure!

I am always amazed by what wet blocking does to lace. This pattern is unbelievably puckered and pulled when you finish knitting it due to the plethora of double decreases. Add to that the fact that the cotton yarn is slippery and slide-y and so the stitches look uneven and you end up with a mess. But just add water and Presto! Lace that looks even and neat and pretty and flat. Hope it dries soon. I would like to wear it on Sunday.

One final note, in case you are wondering about the slope of the waist in the skirt. This is done deliberately as I am incredible short-waisted. The pattern has a more normal curvature but I have never been guilty of being “normal” so I adjusted it to fit my curvy figure. Don’t you just love custom tailored clothing!

In other knitting news, I finished the Ravenclaw Hogwart’s House scarf for my little one. It looks like a garter stitch scarf so I won’t bore you with another photo. Now if I can just finish MS3 I will have clean needles – for a few minutes anyway!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Danielle permalink
    October 12, 2007 10:14 am

    The skirt looks great…What! Clean needles? I don’t think I ever had that! :)

  2. DawnK permalink
    October 12, 2007 12:23 pm

    Beautiful skirt. You did a great job! I can’t wait to see it modeled by your lovely assistant.

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