Li said it right, "I guess you'd need some time to catch your breath after that." Damn straight. This is a beautiful piece, more intricate and, dare I say, mistake free, than I could have hoped for. But I was one stinky, dirty, foul-mouthed B#*!h when I finally cast off the last stitch. I actually got the stitch count wrong in a previous post. I believe I said that it was 680 stitches. It was actually 640 stitches, but it felt like the 680, believe you me. Yeah, I actually panicked when I did a count check at one point and came up with 640. Crap! Wasn't it 680? I ran to my Adobe Reader to check. Relieved to have got it wrong, I confidently started on the edging. Only, I began knitting it in a similar fashion to the diamond pattern I had just finished, a mistake, but I decided that the pattern looked rather like leaves and that I could continue on correctly with no ripping out on my part, and that it would look fine. The result you see here...
It was really supposed to be the horseshoe pattern you see on the edge
and toward the very middle. Ah, well, Aspen Leaf and Horseshoe edging, then.
As I was blocking and the piece bloomed with every straight pin, all I could think was, Thank You, Liz.
I have blocking wires, but I really didn't need them, or Blogless Kitty's living room floor. It blocked out to right at 48" across. The perfect size for 5'3" little me.
And the color is perfect with my new dress, don't you think?
Pattern: Liz Lovick's Orkney Pi
Yarn: Jagger Spun 'Zephyr' Color: Teal
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace 24" Circular needles, Size 5
Modifications: Knit pattern as written, Section one and two. Knit one pattern repeat of the diamond section and added the mistake 'Aspen Leaf and Horsehoe Edging.'
Final Measurement: 48" Diameter