6/8 Finally done with knitting this bag boy! A few ends to weave in and blocking once my new boards getting in.
6/6 OMG…I’m still working on this thing. BUT, I’m on my last repeat and a half of the border pattern. So slow going. Seriously, I’m trying to finish this thing this weekend short of blocking it (just ordered an additional set of blocking boards - tired of fighting with items to block them on only 9 boards).
4/22 Instead of forcing myself to work on other projects that I’m just not feeling, I’ve come back to this one with much vigor! Working on it every night with hopes of finishing it off very soon (dare I say by the end of the weekend?).
1/13 APPPPPLIED BOOOORDER YA’LL!!! My favorite part!
1/12 Thank goodness for Sat Avtar! While watching a playoff game, Sat Avtar fixed my dropped stitches situation. Now the body is done and I started working on the border! And I have to say, the border is pretty smart. :-) Took me a minute to figure out what was going on but love it now. It should move along quickly.
1/9 Holy shit. I found another dropped stitch. I never drop stitches. What. The. Hell. I’m not going to frog anything this time. I going to make a serious effort to pick this stitch up. LAME.
1/6/14 Man do I love mindless garter knitting. Such great TV knitting for sure!!!
12/31 Dropped stitches yo. Not even cute. I had to undo 10 ridges of knitting.
12/23 Executive Decision So I realized that this shawl (which was originally the Metallurgy Shawl) is a little bit past my skill set and takes more concentration that I have time for - not football knitting at alllll. I usually don’t let projects defeat me, but I feel this is more of a draw. Instead of frogging this I’m going to make the body larger and continue with the pattern instructions of the Yellow Dwarf Shawl by the same designer. The bodies of the two shawls are the same as is the construction of the lace border so….even-steven. My only concern is that the Metallurgy Shawl was on 7’s and the new shawl is on 6’s - hopefully I will have enough yarn. But even if I don’t, getting an additional skein in the same colorway that’s super close to being the same exact shade shouldn’t be that hard.
Notes from when I was working on this project as the Metallurgy Shawl:
8/29 Shit just got real… this lace border is tough. I didn’t realize that this was a true bit of lace (no rest rows on the wrong side) until the other day and it made me little nervous. I’ve had to move very slow but its coming along. it will be a good learning experience for me!
8/21 A couple more rows and on to the applied lacy border! So excited!!!
8/2 In garter stitch heaven.