I Got Cocky
I’ve become a bit arrogant about the Walderton shawl. It’s an eight row repeat, and there are 36 repeats in t he shawl. It’s not an overly complex pattern, but there are four parts to it – two distinct borders, a body section (where the increases are) and a cable section. It took me about 20 repeats to get the whole thing down.
Last night I took the shawl with me to ‘craft night’, which (as it often does) turned into ‘game night’. I decided I could knit and play Wiz-War at the same time.
I don’t know how I managed it, but I purled rather than knit for the first few stitches of the body section of this row. That could have happened if I’d just been listening to podcasts, but I didn’t catch the error for another inch and a half (3 centimeters) of knitting.
Keeping Calm and Knitting On
Fortunately, I keep a well stocked notions pouch in each of my project bags. I had already figured out what the pattern should look like wale-by-wale*, so that saved a step in the repair process. It was just a matter of dropping the stitches down, then picking them back up the right way round.
You would think this would teach me a lesson about mindful knitting, but I have to admit that it won’t. I will just accept that making the occasional repair is part of my process, and allow myself time to do that. Fortunately, I paced myself well on this month long project, the deadline is six days from now, and I’m about 90% done (with the option to knit extra repeats if I choose to do so). I’m calling this a win.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win the Expression Fiber Arts giveaway for August/September, so I entered the September/October giveaway (15 October). I also didn’t win the Manos giveaway. I signed up for the Sonic Knits Yarny Bingo (October), and the Sweet Paprika Instagram giveaway (tonight).
*Wale: a single column of stitches in a knitting procect – those stitches which would unravel if you were to drop a specific stitch. (back to top)