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Archive for July 19th, 2010

Has it really been five weeks since my last post? What’s been going on here? Well, I was gone for a week over the July 4th weekend for a family reunion in eastern Colorado…and it was one of my best trips re: seeing cousins, aunts, uncles, and long-time friends.

The “knitting marathon” began before my travels. I embarked on an Abfab (Absolutely Fabulous) Collinette Afghan for Bill’s granddaughter’s wedding present and was more than half-way done before I boarded the airplane for Denver. I was able to knit on the plane both going and coming. So…that was just fine, but no knitting while on the ground…too hot and many local travels to divert me. For the week before the wedding, which was the 11th, I knit feverishly and would have made my marathon deadline except I made a mistake on the Friday night before which required unknitting. This afghan had mohair and the only easy way to undo is to literally unknit. Ugh! Thus, it was on Saturday afternoon (after knitting workshop)  that then I cancelled all social engagements and knit to within 5 rows and 1 hour of being done by 3pm on Sunday afternoon (the wedding was 5pm)…of course, the ends from the 7 color joins needed to be woven in.

Now I realize that there is a grace period for giving wedding gifts – some say a year – but this was Bill’s granddaugther and I wanted this finished in time. I almost made it! All that knitting didn’t bother my fingers at all….it was my back from sitting in the same position for almost a whole weekend.

The afghan is now packaged (with care instructions) in one of the decorative storage boxes and is ready for delivery when the couple returns from their honeymoon.

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