26 April 2010

The World's Largest Doily

Apparently, I've knit it. It's actually a circular shawl, and even unblocked it takes up the majority of the living room floor. This thing is, in fact, bigger than the kitchen table. The bulk of this thing was done while avoiding homework or watching all nine hours of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah. I finished the edging on the bus on the way home from Washington after a trip to the National Holocaust Museum. Let's just say knitting in the dark takes a certain determination.

This is the first time I've really embarked on an extended lace project, so I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I've yet to weave in the ends and block it (so it will only get bigger) but am already wearing it about my shoulders while listening to Zoe Keating and working on the interminable pile of work I have to do in the next ten days. Which is a post unto itself.

Anyway, behold my Shipwreck. Pardon the crappy lighting, I don't have Photoshop on the laptop, so I didn't get a chance to colour-correct before posting. At some point I'll fix that, as well as photograph it on something less stripey.

1 comment:

Al said...

Yeah, that? Is mighty impressive! Nice work, lady!

However: You keep cats, watch PBS, and spend hours knitting while traveling by bus. I can't believe I missed your 80th. I would have sent a card.

:-) Love you Sare!