You may have noticed the shortage of knitting-related posts in the last few weeks. Well this is the reason. I've been working my little socks off trying to get this finished for Kathryn, who left today to start her maternity leave. Way back in April (remember how hot it was back then and no rain?) I had this wonderful idea to get everyone on the staff in school to knit a square, then I'd sew them together and a lovely blanket would be the result. I still think it was a wonderful idea, and I really love the finished result, but the bit in between has been a nightmare!
I never anticipated the hugely different tensions, or the inability to knit until piece measured 4". I've had 'squares' that were 5" wide, and some were 3". Some were a mere 3" tall and others were 6". One poor lady didn't dare own up to an inability to knit - she started with 25 stitches, and before long had 48 stitches! The Deputy Head had a blister after just 3 rows!
It has involved some serious jiggling about to get it looking like this! Then the border... oh that border went on forever! But it was so worth it. Kathryn loved it, Bump tried it on, and we all said farewell to our Knitting Club Leader.
Things will not be the same without you Kathryn. How will I manage to get C to finish a row, G to loosen her tension, A to stop tormenting her sister, B to calm down; will H ever return to finish his monkey, who will be the next victim to be tied up with finger knitting....? Am I going to go loopy? Er, loopier?