Today we bring you live coverage from the Living Room Floor. This is the display area for Mickael's Franket - not the place where the competition actually takes place. As you can see, Block 6, lying vertically on the right side of the piece, is now completed and the Pink Lemon is just entering Block 7. Block 7 is the milk chocolate color and it will run along the top. It will be a very wide block, not like the narrow Blocks 5 and 6 at all. The Pink Lemon has given herself 2 days to complete this block (Today and Tomorrow) and hopes to begin Block 8 (another larger, more challenging block) on Friday, to be completed by Saturday night. If she is able to keep to this pace, she feels that she has a fighting chance to finish the Franket on time for medal contention. She is pulling out all the stops for this competition, resorting to taking the Franket to the school pick up line yesterday (it's first voyage outside of the home turf) and is planning to continue "dragging it all over Creation until it's last garter stitch has been completed."
The Pink Lemon would like to add that the yarn (Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool
) and the needles (KnitPicks Options
) are working well together. The simplicity of the garter stitch has enabled her to knit entire rows without looking at her knitting while watching figure skating and giving unsolicited opinions on the outfits worn by the athletes. Most of these opinions have been heard and ignored by the Pink Lemon's coach, Ramius, who says, "The Franket is coming along nicely and it's already more than big enough for a nap. Now get the microphone out of my face so I can go take one."
More coverage of this monument to garter stitch tomorrow...