Way back in May (I think), I started working on a wrap that I’ve tentatively called the Rumpelstiltskin Wrap because the idea solidified while I was teaching at Rumpelstiltskin Yarns in New York and because I chose to knit it in a lovely golden color of laceweight yarn.
To begin, I knitted a swatch to make sure I liked the combination of stitch pattern, yarn (Scrumptious Lace by Fyberspates; 45% silk, 55% merino), and needles (size U.S. 4).
I liked what I saw, so I cast on 120 stitches and got started.
This became my travel project because it promised lots (and lots) of knitting from just one skein of yarn. Did I mention that the skein has 1093 yards (1000 meters)?
I knitted while waiting to board planes at airports.
And I knitted while cramped in narrow seats on planes taking me to far parts of the country and even farther parts of the world.
Months have passed, and I’m still knitting. Recently, though, the ball of yarn has started to show signs of shrinking.
The piece is so long that I tie it into a ball to prevent it from twisting on my lap as I knit.
My design calls for the piece to be 76″ (193 cm) long. I think I’m about three-quarters of the way now but it keeps being set aside for projects with more immediate deadlines.
Ever the optimist, I still have hopes of finishing it by New Year’s Eve! Want to place any bets?