The rigors of self-examination on Yom Kippur were endured, and the final blasts of the shofar ring in our ears. Having achieved our fast, we turn again to thoughts of seasonal plenty and the sukkah.
The last few boards are painted, and the lovely temperate weather accelerated drying the paints. Though warm and somewhat humid today, all 11 boards are sealed and drying. Unfortunately, low-VOC polyurethane was not available in time, so we’ve had to use a standard water-based substitute. It’s hard to believe that our (nearly “green”) Painted Sukkah will go up in only 24 hours!
The painted harvest is nearly matched by its knitted analogs. A trio of carrots are completed, made of soft, soft orange recycled sari silk and green banana “silk” from Nangellini, our newest LYS. The celery stalks were another quick knit, as was the baby eggplant. The cluster of grapes – knit flat on a pair of straight needles – are delightful.
My pattern for the knitted grapes is not quite ready for prime time, but I’d be glad to share my notes until then. Just send a note along.
Sept 26th, 2007
Pattern alert: The pattern for the cluster of grapes is now available here.