About 103,000 stitches later
Saturday October 24th 2020, 7:40 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

An appraising look from my daughter: “That is an accident waiting to happen.”

So I handed her the camera and let her stand on the chair and lean over the thing to try to get an angle where the rectangle comes out a rectangle. I think she did a great job.

That light band across the bottom is where I started in on it again in April after two years on timeout. I didn’t realize that one ball was the wrong dyelot till at least a week’s worth of work later, and left it as maybe the octopus had just swept across there, or maybe it’s recovering from bottom trawling. Having spent so long trying to make myself get back to this, I knew that if I ripped out everything right then that I’d finally succeeded at getting myself to do that that would have been the end of it all.

In normal light it’s a much more subdued effect.


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Oh. Wow. That’s. Awesome!

When I grow up I hope I can knit like you.

Congratulations on finishing a piece of art and thank you for sharing it with us through the process to the end.

And I totally agree with “accident waiting to happen”. Don’t make me bring the bubble wrap over there.

Comment by Chris S in Canada 10.24.20 @ 8:06 pm

It just looks like a strip of current, that stripe is even all the way to the octopus–maybe it’s the moving wake of that happy critter! Kudos, that’s quite a job.

Comment by Marian 10.24.20 @ 10:16 pm

Woo Hoo!! (And yes, no standing on things for photos missy.)

I’m glad you’ve finally finished and can move on to other projects guilt free.


Comment by Anne 10.24.20 @ 10:37 pm

Stunning. Just absolutely stunning

Comment by Afton 10.25.20 @ 3:38 am

Oh my goodness that is simply gorgeous! What an amazing amount of work! You are truly an artist.

And, another voice of agreement. Please, for the love of all things holy, don’t stand on anything higher than a step! <3

Comment by Pegi F 10.25.20 @ 4:38 am

Whew!!! Amazing!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 10.25.20 @ 7:26 am

That looks fantastic! And for sure the lighter patch does look like the wake of the octopus. You can really get away with it under the sea, with currents and things.

The whole thing is amazing. Congrats!

Comment by ccr in MA 10.25.20 @ 8:17 am

This blanket is stunning! All I can say is WOW!

Comment by Henya 10.25.20 @ 9:38 am

Wow! Love it!
Photo tip—hang up or lay flat, step back safely- a long way, photograph, and then use photo editing software to focus in on the knitwear. No accidents for photography! Just say no!

Comment by Joanne 10.25.20 @ 10:02 am

But the shades of blue enhance it. The ocean comes in different shades depending on different depths and currents. I like that it is lighter on the bottom and darker on the top, according to the shifts of the currents. Mom

Comment by mom 10.25.20 @ 10:06 am

That is wonderful. What an accomplishment! I too like the varied shades. Good work! ??

Comment by Betty Catherine 10.25.20 @ 10:46 am

I’m so glad you are keeping this for Tech Genius and you. I hope you both can remember positive things from this year!

Comment by Mary Hunt 10.25.20 @ 7:34 pm

Wow,that is an amazing piece of work. Good on you for getting back to it.

Comment by Charmaine 10.26.20 @ 9:29 pm

Fantastic. Simply fantastic.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.27.20 @ 11:33 am

How fun it looks. An undersea creature hunt!

Comment by Helen 10.27.20 @ 9:06 pm

Wow! That’s a giant aquarium. Fortunately, you won’t have to change the water regularly. It’s lovely.

Comment by LauraN 10.27.20 @ 9:47 pm

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