This is the view from the east....bet you knew that!! :)
Here are the eastern continents. Yep! See that line running through it. After due consideration, I decided not to rip and redo that seam with the matching colors. This is a BIG step for me! I'm becoming less of a perfectionist, or is that like being pregnant--either you are or you aren't??!!
You guessed it---the western continents. This ghan was knit in four sections, then seamed and edged.
The edging took quite a bit of thinking and searching because the pattern has huge tassels on each point. While it looks terrific, it is so not comfy when you try to cover yourself and have big, bulky tassels tickling your nose! I finally located this crocheted "Biscuit Edging" at this site: http://www.halfknits.com/biscuit-edge-pattern.htm I haven't used it on other projects and I like the little "pillows" that are formed by the triple crochet.
I didn't use the colors exactly as DGS colored on this map for me. As I stated previously, I didn't want to establish a new world order by carving up Asia and was limited by the amount of yarn I had ordered. It's done in Plymouth Encore which always knits up so pretty!
In other news: I am off for Denver in a few minutes. I'll catch my flight in the AM for Camp Stitches in Monterey-Hurray! http://www.knittinguniverse.com/flash/events/html/campgateway/campgateway.htm
Only knitters understand it. My non-knitting friends and family find it quite humorous--knitting camp!! So, I'm off to summer camp! Hope I see you there!
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them to summer camp.