I finished my last WIPs Dancing entry just as the Canadian Men’s Team scored their sudden death victory over our hocky team. For a country reputed for politeness, I’m thinking that wasn’t really the nicest move on their part. On the bright side it did make it easy to ask Dale to come photograph my finished object. Had the U.S. won he would have been glued to the TV.
A Stitch Away from Genius is an Einstein Coat that will serve as a bathrobe. I realized this pretty early in the knitting as I learned more about alpaca and drape and the fact that it just doesn’t have the sproinginess to maintain a dense, resilient fabric as one would want for a coat. (At least not with a single strand of bulky weight — two maybe…better yet, one with a woolly friend would have been better.) The fabric I have is not dense at all…it does have nice drape and is very comfy so I’m just as happy — it is luscious on and will get good use. Now I need to find purple or burgundy paisley satin p.j.’s. I added the embellishment to give it more zing (that was a LOT of purple) and to add some structure to the fabric. It worked. I’m pretty satisfied with the results. This means I tallied 4 medals this Ravelympics…3 WIPs Dancing, 1 Aerial Unwind and 1 Short Track Shawl. I feel accomplished!
Here’s hoping your gansey comes in under the wire!