Saturday, June 7, 2008

5 1/2 Swoopies

Last night it was just me, the Lady's Circular Cape,a REALLY strange movie called Lord Love a Duck that I rented in honor of the passing of Harvey Korman and which I still don't understand, and the last of the original yarn for the cape:
I was truly planning on not blogging until I could say I had used up my 52nd ball of yarn, but that last little bit of yarn is much bigger than it looks. I just crossed over the halfway mark on the edging (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and still have enough yarn left for another swoopy.
Not that I wouldn't have run out of yarn, as I'm only halfway around the edging and it's a LOT of edging:
Jane Sowerby, I'm so glad I doubted you!

Not that she isn't a perfectly lovely person--I'm sure she is. But I think we can all agree that it's a good thing she didn't decide to become an accountant. Knitters might forgive you for being off by 20%, but the IRS is pretty touchy about stuff like that.

4 1/2 left to go!


Jillsknit said...

I forgot all about Lord Love a Duck - was Roddy McDowall ever THAT young! I saw this movie in my Ruth Gordon phase after seeing Harold and Maude for the umpteenth time.
Glad to see the shawll is progressing so well and I'm REALLY glad I didn't start it with my yarn - I wouldn't have had enough.

Kathleen C. said...

Harvey Korman?! I didn't hear that! Oh how sad... I loved him on the Carol Burnett show.

I find the yardage discrepancies (your's isn't the only one I've heard of) to be confusing. Don't they usually have test knitters to do more than one sample? Maybe they didn't do that with this book. I wonder how she managed to use so much less (I've yet to hear of someone ending up with leftover yarn)?
I've got that book, but I'll be sure and search for completed projects before I choose one (I'm looking at the Myrtle Leaf shawl).

MoniqueB. said...

Mind boggling! Wow, this is a work of art. Deep respect for all the time and effort that went into this.
You're so right. how can she be so wrong about the total length of yarn she used.
You're doing great!

Anonymous said...

It's coming. It's gorgeous!