Happy to say that the knitted neuraminidase is now in Australia,. The Crystals in the City team should have it assembled and on show soon.
At the end of the last post I was just about to start stuffing the polystyrene balls into the tubes. That was a much tougher job than I expected. The balls fitted neatly in the tubes and so each one of the 1200 of the needed pushed into position individually. Each module was a day's work. Then they needed twisted and stitched so all colours were the same shape and interlocked. Photos below show that.
It all got done and packed at the beginning of the month an shipped the day before I left for a conference in Berlin (subject of a future post). Just over a week later I got word the parcels had all arrived intact. I'm really looking forward to seeing it installed in its home in Canberra.