Earlier I published the calculations of yarn size vs. yardage, and found that when I’d knit half the Claudia’s Handpainted Mohair the yarnball would be 176mm in circumference. This morning I finally finished with chart A, and found that the yarnball circumference was 180mm. Pretty good, right?
There should be enough yarn left over that I don’t have to worry about getting a second skein, but clearly NOT enough to start another pattern repeat. Yay me!
You can clearly see the knitpicks connector in the photo., and you can just make out the lifeline, which was added while knitting that final row.
This picture looks much oranger than the actual shawl (though there are some orange undertones). A side effect of playing around with the light levels on the camera.
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Well, as I was nearing the end of the last round of lace repeats in part A of Haruni, I realized that there was a BIG problem. The first ‘stem’ was really, tragically, misshapen. I finally realized that there was no way to delicately work back on this one, there was nothing for it but to frog back to my lifeline.
Remember how I said I didn’t much liking with the Claudia handpanted mohair, but I’d probably start to love it by the end of the project. Yeah, I was loving it, up until I started to frog. Then it turned into this cobwebby, goopy, grabby ooze of a yarn. That, and it broke (so I spit spliced it). That was just, well, a really gross tactile experience.
On the other hand, now that I’m back at the lifeline, with all the stitches neatly picked up again and my Knit Picks cables neatly linked together with that little adaptor I picked up, I’m prepared to start loving the project once more. Hopefully I’ll be back where I was soon, then I’ll check the size of my yarn ball (expecting the 17x mm circumferance or more), and get on to the excitement of knitting that lovely border.
In other news, it’s damn hot here. And my A/C is broken. Posting from the computers in the public library (did I ever mention that I love my library?).
Edited to add – I found a blog contest which gives away a skein of Lorna’s Laces (I’ve always wanted to try that!) Check out Kim Werker’s blog.
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