Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Still Plugging Away
During Holy Week, I came to the sad realization that my gauge on my shawl was far tighter than what the pattern had prescribed. This will not be a problem in the end, but it did throw off my plans to have a pretty new shawl for Easter Sunday. I still have about 10 repeats of the lace pattern left and then the final border. I am hoping to finish it sometime next week.
During my visit to Massachusetts, I made a pretty serious error in my shawl. Note to self: Unless Lily is in immediate danger, push stitches down onto the needles before jumping up to remove her from whatever she is climbing on or swinging from. I did manage to somewhat salvage my shawl but there is a very messy spot on one edge of the shawl.
I am still reading and enjoying The Art of Fermentation. I am only reading a short bit each day, as I am more focused on finishing my shawl right now. I am, however, planning on fermenting some lemons next week. I am very excited to try this out and am fairly sure that it is impossible to cause myself any serious harm in the case of botched fermentation.
Hopefully by next week I will be showing you a finished shawl, and have a pair of longies for Lily started on my needles. The yarn, pictured above, is so lovely that I have been tempted more than once to put down my shawl and preemptively start in on the longies.
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