The penultimate step...
This was a very long bind off.
A can’t finish it all in one day my fingers are cramping long bind off. Made even longer by the fact that I chose to use my favorite bind off, Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, so each of the nearly 300 stitches had to be worked through three separate steps. A total of 834 steps, by my count.
I’m always impatient with bind-offs. I never like the last step of anything. I don’t mind putting wash in the washing machine or transferring it to the dryer, but I loathe taking it out of the dryer and folding it. I don’t mind loading the dishwasher (too much) but find it a much more unpleasant task to unload it. I love to make plans but find the execution wearisome. I love Mondays but am often frustrated by the unsatisfying closure of a Friday where I didn’t get everything done. I’m forever leaving cabinet doors open, things on the table, items out instead of neatly put away. A friend believes this is a peculiar form of ADHD, but I think this is just the unique character of ALLIE.
On the upside, one of my frustrations with bind-offs is that they frequently don’t quite match the cast-on, either in appearance or tension. Since the one continuous bind-off means it’s all bind-off, that’s not an issue here—everything matches. I have to admit, that’s nice.
I find the cowl a bit rustic and bumpy at the moment, but it hasn’t been blocked, so that’s not a fair assessment. There’s the final step to go.
This could be one last step I really do enjoy. Stay tuned.