Saturday, April 2, 2011

for want of an edging

I am not a good judge of yarn-age. I see now that I most likely would have had plenty of yarn to do one more 24-row repeat of the body of the shawl, but hindsight is always 20/20, isn't it?

I think the stole will be long enough without an extra repeat, so no harm.

All I have left to do is that small sawtooth edging. I'm not knitting this according to the pattern directions. The pattern would have had me start two halves from the ends and graft them together in the center. I am going to try to knit the short edging on sideways knitting it together with live stitches at the end. First I'm going to need to pull out a book with those directions and, most importantly, take a deep breath.

I hope it works. I don't have a Plan B.

We are covered in pollen here around the cul-de-sac. Positively coated. As I was taking the shawl outside for this photo, I dropped the ball of yarn. As you might know it bounced and rolled all the way under the car to the other side and stopped up against the inside of a wheel. Since it is still attached to the knitting, I had to crawl around to get it and then roll it back. We were both a bit fuzzy from the experience. Murphy's Law of Blog Photography.


Mary said...

Beautiful! Both the shawl and the photo of it. Cheering you on to the finish!

Yesterukes said...

Picturing you crawling around chasing a yarn ball! And as bad as the pollen is, we know it will get worse before it's gone.

Love your shawl. It's still cool enough indoors that a snuggle in a soft shawl would be wonderful.

trailbee said...

Nicky Epstein wrote two books, Knitting on the Edge and Knitting over the edge. I have not seen the first, but have the second, and it is stuffed with ideas. I think she is the "edge" guru.
I know that what you decide to do will be in line with your "inner voice" and will look good.
As for that crawling around in the pollen, just consider it your exercise for the day: getting down, crawling, retrieving, getting back up, then the trip to the washing machine! :)

Sheri said...

I hope you and your yarn don't suffer from that awful stuff! It put me to bed for an entire week. YUCK!
Your shawl is coming out beautifully. Your pictures always make me want to go start some more lace.

minipurl said...

I hope you had a hearty dose of M&Ms after that episode!
The shawl is, as always, gorgeous.