Here's my "B" - fresh off the needles, waiting for me to weave in the last ends, pick the stray Clover hairs off, and give it a steam treatment to make it presentable.
After that was done, I pinned it to a piece of corkboard (I have no proper blocking equipment) and admired and admired it.
Then Raven took my picture with it.
Yesterday, after sewing a tag to the back with my name and city and the name of my favorite poet-Pablo Neruda-I carefully packed it in an International Priority Mail envelope and set out for the Post Office.
There I was treated to a snort from Fred the always-amiable clerk. He managed to snort and say "Hah!" at the same time (do you suppose they get training for that?) which succinctly conveyed the message that even paying $12 International Priority Rate will not ensure my "B" will arrive by the deadline of the 14th. I am hoping that they factored in the certainty of late arrivals when they made the deadline.
In any case, I'm proud to be one of the 850 knitters now counted in the project and am looking forward to seeing the whole piece come together.
I enjoyed everything about this little project. I even liked weaving in ends every so often, and the final tasks to complete it. Its size was manageable, I learned how to do intarsia. And best of all, I felt the energy of being part of a project that engaged knitters worldwide that was also about poetry.
Here's a link to the project page: http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/knit/
Take a moment to read the knitting-related poems they've selected, one for each week.
Oooooh, I see this week's poem is Pablo Neruda's Ode to My Socks
And I just remembered that at Sophia's pre-K class, this is the week for, yes...the letter "B."
Synchronicity. I love it!
Labels: knit a poem, knitting, Pablo Neruda, poetry, UK Poetry Society