So, today (that's Wednesday 10th September) I finally finished casting off and weaving in the few ends on my Twisted Float Shrug
- it was in the Fall 2005 Vogue Knitting, and I think I started it fairly immediately - according to my Ravelry documentation, in December 2005. So nearly 3 years. I probably did about half - or more - in the last 3 weeks! (Thanks, Clare, for getting me going again on this).
I've used skeins and skeins of Debbie Bliss Maya, sadly discontinued, and bought in various lumps from Getknitted
while I was in Birmingham. I do like this yarn, a very intensely kettle-dyed single thick/thin spun in Latin America (can't remember where, sorry). I used a blue/green as the contrast throughout (thanks so much, Maria, I used EVERY LAST INCH of those skeins you gave me... those last rounds just ate up the metreage), and changed the main colour every pattern repeat. I think it worked well, for me - I like colourful clothes!
I pinned it out on my lovely Cocoknits Knitter's Block
, and steamed it (on low heat) through the wet cloths that come with the kit. It's now drapey and lovely.
Not sure when I'll manage to upload pics of it - I've taken one of it blocking, and shall get C to take some of me wearing it over the next few days. Very pleased!
And on that colourful note, I'm off to module 2 of the C+G course. Wish me luck - or rather, wish me a dearth of procrastination!