Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yarn Along

I love checking in at small things on Wednesdays :)  It's awesome seeing what's out there.



So the shawl... still not done.  But I am still proud of myself.  You can see we're having some issues.  I think I missed a yarn over and got off on my count.  And funkiness ensued.  But you gotta be proud of me - when I discovered it I didn't cry or curse or throw it across the room or anything dramatic.  I ripped back and tried to make it work.  And tried again.  Which is why it is taking me forever to finish the last 3 rows - I need to really concentrate and be able to count.  So there can be no little boys making trouble while I'm knitting (which is probably how I got into this mess in the first place.)  By the time they're in bed I tend to be wiped out and just sit on the couch watching TV and looking at my knitting basket.  I keep thinking tonight will be different but we all know where those blasted good intentions lead.  (The top photo almost shows the color right.  It's still a little deeper than it shows though.) 


And I'm still working my way through One Thousand Gifts.  It's giving me lots to think about.  And while it's heartbreaking it is also absolutely gorgeous.  I'm actually really glad I have to slow down reading it, savor it.  Usually I like to get through and know what happens (and move on to the next book.)  Guess I'm a "product reader" just like a product knitter :)  But this is definitely a book about process.  Totally something I need! 

6 comments:

Jen said...

Is there any way that you can put stitch markers between each repeat of the lace pattern?

I find that helpful when I knit lace. That way, if my count is off, I can go back through each repeat and figure out more easily where I went wrong.

Kristen said...

I hear you about knitting with kids around. The rascals always make me lose count! Good for you for trying to work through it!

stitchandpurl said...

Oh, I know it's hard to count with little bustling about - good luck, you're almost there!

Swanski said...

I am so proud of you! I think what makes a knitter is the ability to undo you knitting. Love the shawl color so much!!

Emily said...

Mistakes or not.. your lace knitting is gorgeous!

house full of jays said...

Way to go! It looks beautiful despite your frustrations.