I closed off the egg more than a week ago, and I’m sorry it took me so long to post these – turned into kind of an exciting week, in a friend-of-mine-was-deathly-ill-in-the-hospital kind of way. (She’s recovering.)
So yeah, the next time I got in the egg I was in there for about three, three and a half hours, and I cast off. That part was hard – trying to knit just over my head, in a very small circle, and turn round and round without losing stitches… or my place… Probably would have helped if I hadn’t somehow wound up with only a black yarn left on the needles! I can knit backwards, if not very well, but I wasn’t able to figure out how to knit backwards and upside down. I couldn’t even figure out if that would actually help. So I just turned around a lot, and listened to the people outside giggling as elbows and knees poked out various places inside the egg.
Tracy took some pictures of the closed egg before I came out. She had me “pose” inside, so I am thinking of them as the Amazing Dancing Amoeba Pictures.
Then I steeked a little hole in the back and climbed out, which was neither graceful nor, as it turns out, quite as secretive as I had intended, since to my surprise there were two video cameras and three still cameras pointed at me Tracy’s son Edward was there – he’d been talking to me when I was inside the egg, and his mom took his picture sitting with me. I think he was a little disappointed that I didn’t have wings when I came out. I ran around outside the gallery flapping my coat tails for a while, to make him feel better.