Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Everlasting Gobstopper

I seem to be knitting with the yarn equivalent of the Everlasting Gobstopper! I knit and knit and knit on my green Arctic Diamonds and the ball of yarn never gets smaller. At least it seems that way. I certainly think at this point that I have enough for the sixth repeat. And these are 64-row repeats!

I reduced the pattern to only 4 repeats across the width instead of the five in the pattern because I didn't think I'd have enough yarn. I guess I was wrong!!

Roald Dahl's Everlasting Gobstoppers were for children "with very little pocket money". I think that's an additional lure for me and lace knitting. You can get a lot of yarn and lot of knitting out of a relatively small expenditure. I know this purchase is sure proving that true.

PS: Look! My narcissus bloomed!! (They smell awful!)

1 comment:

Mary said...

You've entered a knitting abyss!

The shawl looks gorgeous! Ever think of knitting lace curtains?