November 10, 2005
My personal devil
Sharfik is a-blockin’
I don’t know why, but I have a resolute inability to cut the yarn until the FO is ready to come off the blocking board.
And let me tell ya, it’s a good move :).
You see, sharfik was a perfectly-behaved 53” in length before blocking, and now… now he has grown to a monstrous 64” – my measuring tape doesn’t even go that far! As soon as the scarf is dry, I will frog 11” to get it back to dad’s desired length. Eleven inches! Just think of all the progress I could have made on another project instead of working those extra 7 repeats! Not to mention the fact that I didn’t need to order and wait for the fifth ball of yarn (and, uhm, pay a crazy amount for shipping a single ball).
Oh Karabella Aurora 8, I was going to say such nice things about you, but not anymore. Sigh.
But I’m not pissed, no sirreebob. You know why? The same crazy devil that prevents me from cutting off the ball of yarn until the very end slapped my wrist when I considered attaching fringe before blocking. Imagine wasting all that time attaching fringe to a scarf whose end would need to be frogged! Aaaahh! I feel like the Queen of the world!
(I know this is a short entry, I may post another very soon about one of my other projects :))