Thursday, July 24, 2008
Turning the Corner
Remember my Warm Shawl from the Veronik Avery book Knitting Classic Style ? Yeah, I had forgotten about it too. Until I finally finished the miles of black garter stitch and added the first short border in gray and cream. I left out the lace bits in the border. I knit them in and realized that in the recommended silk, the lace would be lovely, but in my chosen merino, the lacy holes looked like mistakes. I am close to picking up the side stitches. In terms of a finished object, well, we'll talk in another month or more. This is an easy and simple shawl; sure to be warm and snuggly when cool weather arrives. This happens in Alabama exactly at 12:01 am on November 1st. I think I can finish before then.