The pattern for PS136 in Poetry in Stitches is about four printed pages long. Two of those pages are charts, and there's a photo of the sweater that also takes up some space. So I should properly say that the pattern for PS136 takes up about one and three quarters pages.
Now, if time and space were fair, and the relationship of one to the other were a reliable indicator, you would think, having knit this sweater and covered the ground of 95% of that part of the pattern, that I would be able to wrap this baby up in a few hours, or even (given the intrusion of such things as sleep, magazine production and uh, children) a week.
But it's been ages since I cast off the second sleeve and started the section of the pattern that Solveig Hisdal quaintly calls "Finishing". Progress is sloooooowwwwww, and steeking, seaming, lashing down the facings, steeking, picking up and knitting of button and neck bands, and the tacking together of button holes has taken me ages.
So three sentences turn out to mean about a month's worth of work. Give or take a winter issue of Twist. But I'm almost there. Almost. Which could mean, given the current time space relationship, about a year.
It's time for my annual Hallowe'en costume post, which is a residual effect of my having once devoted as much time to the sewing machine as I do now to the needles. This year, The Boy requested a dinosaur. And not just any "dinosaur" but a particular species. A Suchomimus.
The Boy tells me the name Suchomimus means "crocodile mimic". He's pretty sure it's latin. It's from the early Cretaceous period for those of you keeping track, 115 MYA. The Boy's absolute favorite dinosaur is T. rex, but he chose Sucho because he feels it's a dinosaur that just doesn't get enough play in the world. So this was his personal public relations campaign to help increase Suchomimus' visibility.
So the blog is put to use to further his goal. It would be cute if it didn't make me wish he had more friends.