Kiri has been essentially complete since last October/November. Yes it has been that long. Well...not totally complete. By the 4th or 5th row of her edging...something stitchwise had gone horribly horribly wrong. I was quite put out with her behavior as I was prematurely patting myself on the back for conquering lace. And it wasn't as if she was a pretty yarn either. Bets had her "Scabs & Bruises" with Lady Eve.....well...IMHO...Kiri looks like the colors of a uterus in a c-section...all pink and blue...yeah..i coulda gone all morning without writing that...sorry...but my L&D friends all have agreed. I can't blame the yarn though. I must take responsibility for her bad dye job. It was afterall....one of my very first KoolAid dyeing experiments, and sadly....the least attractive. But, I figure that once blocked...if it still looks awful, I can always overdye and reblock.
Yep...that's the color.
So here's the deal. Kiri has had her timeout. I need to get off my ass and finish it. To do so I need to do the following steps:
1) find my pattern again.
2) reprint the pertinent parts if i can't find the pattern
3) rip out all the edging stitches...alll eleventy gajillion of them...i swear there are like 400 stitches on each row
4) once i get back to my baseline...METICULOUSLY COUNT OUT MY PATTERN...so I know where to start
5) PUT STITCH MARKERS ON
6) Knit the 5 rows of edging
I want this off my desk by the end of March. It is eminently doable. I found that I totally enjoyed the cheering on, coaching, support, etc. during the Lady E saga. (Thank you ALL so much again for that. I would NEVER have stuck with it on my own!) So I thought I'd capitalize on a good thing.
Beginning March 1.....
If you stop by, leave a nag about Kiri. It doesn't have to be much of anything..or it can be a total nag rant...totally up to you..as you have time or desire of course.
I will post progress based on the nagging and enter each person's name...each time they nag....into a drawing for a lil box of Alaska goodies. I promise...no moose nugget earrings.
Drawing will be held on March 31st or when Kiri is finished (without being overdyed if it comes to that)...whichever comes first! Hopefully Kiri will be finished first...with your help of course!
Alaska eye candy from a neighbor's yard.
Happy Knitting Day!