A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

June 17, 2005

Farewell Faroese Shawl

I knew down in my gut that something was not right. Why else has it taken me nearly two months to knit twelve rows (but over 5000 stitches)? Why did I not take my own advice and use enough stitch markers to sink a ship? Today I hunkered down and counted, counted and recounted. I found my problem. I had marked off the beginning of the center panel one pattern repeat too soon. The entire shawl is off center. Son of a bitch. I am ripping it right now. I'm a little glad to exorcise this demon project. I will have to regroup and either pick a new Gathering of Lace project or drop out of the knitalong. Or--a real long shot--steel myself and cast on 421 stitches for the third time.

I'm racing along on my Sockapal2za socks. I'm using the beautiful yarn I got from Jean and knitting the Whitby sock from Knitting on the Road. It's such a fast and easy pattern. I finished the first leg and I only started on Wednesday night.

I'm still plugging away on the Making Waves shawl. Thanks for all the compliments on it. It's maybe a little too simple to knit. I'm bored. Really bored. I have about 25 inches to go and I'm at that point where no matter how much I knit the shawl doesn't get longer.

I went by the Acorn Street sidewalk sale this morning and found more Llama Seta in the same color and dyelot as the stuff I got at the Weaving Works sale. I have enough know for a full size Wool Peddler's Shawl from Folk Shawls. I also got three skeins of Mountain Colors Mountain Goat in Garnet. Ooo la la. I may try to use it for the Leaf Lace Shawl. I don't know yet.