Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Just in time for Earth Day, I finished the back of Sligo. I know it looks long. It is long. It is 28 inches long, in fact. The pattern diagram, which is not entirely correct, by the way, calls for a finished length of 26.5 inches. I added the extra inch and a half because I am unusually tall. I generally add two inches, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it, for fear of ending up with a lovely-but-unwearable lace dress.
And it is lovely. The color is hard to photograph accurately. It's a bit more gold than it looks here. Now that I have worked out the kinks (in myself, not the pattern), it is rolling along quite nicely. I can work it almost as quickly as stockinette--except for the cable rows, which still require intense attention and minor acrobatics to pull off.
And lest ye think that Sligo isn't "green" enough for Earth Day...
I also planted a tree.