|At the Still Point of the Turning World|
Sunday, November 16, 2003
THE NIGHT SHIFT APPROCHETH
What is it about impending Night Float that inspires me to finish up projects? Here's one whose progress I didn't photograph very often, since I knitted most of it while I was on the road last month:
Yes, it's the Chief's Jacket, knit from handspun Jacob yarns. I dyed white yarns after spinning. The red is brazilwood, the yellow is osage orange, and the blue is--of course--indigo. I knitted the whole thing from sleeve to sleeve, adjusting the dimensions of the Vivid and Continuous Jacket so that this garment will actually fit ME!
It isn't 100% done yet--the knitting is complete and the ends woven in, but the edges are still pinned and drying from a quick water spritz that constitutes my version of blocking. I probably won't get to seam the edges until next weekend, since my first night shift is tonight and it's a LONG week ahead.