Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Done making excuses

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. ~ Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

I started the Hemlock on September 11 and finished it on the 19. Since then I have been making excuses for not blocking it and taking pictures. I had actually packed it away! I have never blocked anything other than a triangle shawl and how can one go wrong with that?

But yesterday I was forced to admit I was wimping out and so I set to work blocking. I can not tell you how many times I adjusted, re-adjusted and then re-adjusted again. I can still see where some of the points are wider or pointier than others and it irks me but not enough to go get a ruler and lose several hours of my time.
So how do I feel after finishing it? Relieved (the edging and blocking are done) Annoyed with myself (there is a mistake and after a losing a day and still not getting it to work I fudged it where I should have taken another day or two to do it right) Surprised (that it was so easy) Amazed (that I did it) and I am so still loving it. I will make more but first I have other projects demanding my attention. And one of them at this time of year is shearing...

Last night we started shearing...my goofy arm says one a night or every other night will work just fine. Last night it was one of the Finn girls.

Filthy little girl! I don't know if I will send this out or just wash it myself. If I send it out I get it out of my way for a while...decisions, decisions!

Now I have to stop making more excuses and go get tires on the car.


cyndy said...

really beautiful hemlock!! It is amazing! great job!

and the crimp in those locks --wow...nice!

finnsheep said...

Hemlock is awesome!!!! Very, very impressive!