Warning: cranky blog post
It was a bad week. And a worse weekend. Sick kid, missing Wollmeise sock updates, even though I was really on top of things, little knitting time, bad knitting karma, feeling generally unappreciated, bleah. I suppose it could have been worse, but that would have involved things like car accidents, heart attacks, or tornados.
I did finish Madli's Shawl. Kind of. Almost. And then I unfinished it. I had the lower border and the main part all done, including two extra repeats for a bit of extra length. I had the upper border finished, too. I even got about 9/10ths of the way through grafting the two together. And it wasn't pleasant, either. The stupid yarn kept tangling up on me. Then I discovered that I had more stitches on one needle than on the other. That'll teach me not to attempt such a complicated operation when everyone's home.
I tried to unpick the graft, stitch by stitch, but again, everyone was home. So I sacrificed the border and managed to save all the main body stitches. Now I need to re-knit the border and somehow find enough alone time to graft the two together. This time I'm also going to place markers every ten stitches on both needles, so that if I go wrong, I can catch it earlier.
Here are some pictures of where the shawl stands:
As soon as I finish this post, I'm going to cast on for the border. Again. Hopefully for the last time.
I also fell off the yarn diet a little bit :) Etsy seller Squoosh has some gorgeous yarns! I got one skein of sock yarn and one skein of silk lace yarn. Check her out. Go. I'll wait.
Here are some predictably bad photos of her yarn, one with flash, one without:
Thanks for indulging my crankiness. Hopefully, I'll get the shawl finished without incident and get it blocked sometime this week, and the blog can go back to its normal state of being.