FO: Carolyn’s Sweater

Today I personally delivered the completed Gansey/Guernsey of Carolyn Rawlinson to Prick Your Finger, in order that it get to The Jerwood Space in time for the Contemporary Makers Exhibition that Rachael’s UFO Project Administration Service is going to be shown in.

Rachael made me take a photo of the rough bit on my finger where knitting all this tough wool has worn a little dent:

Then I made Rachael take a photo of me waggling my arms about in the finished sweater looking pleased with myself for having steeked and completed the two large sleeves:

Then the Art Van and the Art Van Men came and packed up all the FOs that are going to be part of the exhibition. Here are some FOs – formerly UFOs – being taken off by one of The Art Van Men.

Rachael was worried they wouldn’t be able to fit the giant map showing all the UFOs and FOs on it on tiny pins into their van, but the Art Van Men were more than able to deal with this tricky task and the map went in, and we were assured it would be fine. If you look carefully, you can see the Sweater on a pin in Reading!

I have loved working on this piece and all the things I have learned about knitting – and about Carolyn – whilst making it.

Rachael has put together a large book with information in it on all the knitters and their projects involved in the show. I’m not sure how this is going to be displayed yet, but I was really touched to see that my entire write-up of the sweater will be presented along with the work, so that everyone will know the background of this piece.

Thanks to Rachael for organising a project like this where we can all share our stories and work on each others’ projects!

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