It turns out that I actually won't be knitting Laminaria forever.
I invested some serious time into this one this weekend, and it's finished, but for binding off, and now I'm pretty sure that I'll be doing that until at least spring.
To amuse myself while I cast off forever, I've devised a small contest.
Leave me a comment in the form of a haiku about casting/binding off (remembering that a haiku consists of three lines, with 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second and 5 in the last) and I'll choose two knitters who do so (at random) and send them one of the two prizes being held up by the lovely Natalie below. (Because someone will ask, Natalie is wearing the Reunion Cowl. I forget where her mittens came from. She knit them.)
I had bought both of these- and then review copies showed up here, so I'm passing on the good fortune. That's the (rather wonderful) More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts , and Franklin's (rather funny) calendar for next year.