Last week I showed you this photo:
Before I tell you what it is, I need to give credit where credit is due. Joan made this shawl. It’s unbelievably gorgeous, as is everything she knits. She commented that this shawl fit her queen size bed with room to spare. Something in my little brain clicked and I started thinking about lace for my king size bed.
Let me refresh your memory on the ingredients of my craziness. I have something over 4,400 yards of JaggerSpun Zephyr in DK weight. I’m using size 8 needles. I figured that if Joan made the Forest Frost and Leaves with laceweight yarn and it fit a queen size bed, then I could use a DK weight yarn and make it fit a king size bed. It’s the same amount of work, right???
I started my Crazy Project on June 1. I now have something over 500 stitches. I just finished row 81 and it’s 32 inches square.
According to my quicky math, it will be 75″ before the border. I’m guessing it will be bigger than that when I wet block it. (Oh, and my wet blocking plan is to remove all the furniture from my living room, clean up all the puppy pee, let the carpet dry, and then block my bedspread!!!)
Just like the laceweight Zephyr, the stitch definition of this stuff is amazing! And the DK weight comes in all the same colors. You can buy it from Sarah.
I’m wondering if it’s going to be big enough. I could do extra repeats. (Joan just fell off her chair laughing.) I’ve heard the seven repeats of Chart B are soul sucking! But I could do more. I seriously could.
There is one problem however. I absolutely hate the border. Other people have said the same thing but just didn’t have the fortitude to come up with anything else after 7 repeats of chart B. So I’m thinking I need to pick out another border now. Any and all ideas will be welcome.
I’m off to bed early. I have to get up early cuz’ I’m getting a new hot water heater tomorrow. Aren’t you so excited for me?