Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The other thing we figured out? The pattern looks really cool from a distance as well as close up!
So what's left? Kimberly and Guido's sections need to be attached. The edging needs to be finished, the ends need to be sewn in and then it needs to be block just a bit.
Monday, September 24, 2007
I've got Patience's section which I am going to graft to this piece in time for the chuppah fitting tomorrow. When that is done, it will probably be as tall as I am. It's getting so big, it's starting to scare me a little....
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Now, Patience, Kimberly and I are all helping them get the chuppah knit. Doria, bless her for a saint, is sewing in all the ends (my section alone used 13 skeins of yarn). Since I’ve got the most available knitting time, I’ve been helping with finishing up Guido and Pumpkin’s sections as well as doing the edging and grafting all the sections together.
So here’s where we are so far:
My section is done.
Pumpkin’s section is done.
I’d removed the lower edge of P’s section and grafted on the leaf edging.
This was good practice for grafting the mains sections and convinced me that I wanted to graft on a different row than originally planned so last night I removed about two rows from the bottom of my section and today I am planning to graft it to Pumpkin’s section.
Patience’s section should be done any minute and so I will do the same row removal and grafting to that section. Kimberly’s section should be done by next weekend by which time, I should have the remaining half repeat of Guido’s section plus its leaf edging done. That means, that we may have a finished, grafted, ends sewn in and blocked chuppah to present to the happy couple a few days before the wedding! Wish us all luck!
I’m hoping to have Patience’s section grafted by Tuesday evening when we are having a “chuppah fitting” at the florist. This is when we all come to grips with the reality of setting this thing up on the chuppah frame. It cracks me up that we are having a chuppah fitting. You think of having a dress fitting before a wedding but a chuppah fitting?
BTW, Guido is going to do a podcast on Sunday about what it’s like to do a big project and about working on the chuppah in particular.