It is done.

Darrel's picture

On Friday, I realized that my tree cozy for the A Knitted Wonderland project was due in one day and not one week. How was I supposed to knit the Dr. Who scarf in 24 hours?

After initially giving up, my partner chided me, "You were really excited about this when you first signed up..." He was right. I was very excited. I love the concept of yarnbombing and haven't really done anything tangible to contribute to Austin since moving moving here, so I set to work.

It didn't take long for me to realize that I wasn't going to finish, so I confirmed that the museum would be open on Sunday and fired off an email to ask if I could bring it in a day late. As Monday was a holiday, I could've pushed for Tuesday, but... I didn't. Dunno why, but kudos me.

Saturday afternoon, I was pondering buying one of those Ultimate Sweater Machines and bringing it back the next day.

So I knit all weekend till around 3 in the morning each night and damn it all, I finished! Turning it in felt great.

I've never done anything in such a continuous fashion before. Aside from Kevin cooking for me, the booze, the streaming television, I wondered if that's what sweatshops are like. Don't worry gentle readers, I know the answer.

So yeah, it's done. I'm real glad. The installation is on March 4, which I'm also helping out with, so expect some photos! Here's one I took about halfway through:

Comments

smalltownknitguy's picture

Having just finished 2

Having just finished 2 designs (one last weekend and one in early December), I know what a knit-a-thon feels like. Hope that the work is appreciated.

smalltownknitguy's picture

Having just finished 2

Having just finished 2 designs (one last weekend and one in early December), I know what a knit-a-thon feels like. Hope that the work is appreciated.

kylewilliam's picture

HOORAY! it must feel great

HOORAY! it must feel great to finish something like that, Darrel! We are all proud of you! Be sure to post photos when you get them of the work completed...

xoxo
Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

Good going Darrel! I am sure

Good going Darrel! I am sure EVERYONE here will understand what you went through and feel as I do..."Man, am I glad that was not me!" :-)
Looking forward to more photos.

GreggC