I wanted to give you a progress report on my WIP's. I finished my Forbidden City Lace Shawl just before I left for my trip. Boy, was I glad to have it with me! The airport was freezing and then the plane's ac was too cold in our section.
Here are some photos I wanted to share with you.
|My ever familiar stitch markers|
|Dubious end results before blocking|
|I had no clue if this was ever going to look like the pattern I knitted|
|Washed and rolled in a towel to absorb water|
|My footprints all over the towel|
|Starting to pin down the shawl|
|Done with the blocking process.|
While I waited over the weekend for my shawl to dry I cast on my Shipwreck Shawl, which is the June KAL. The pattern is lovely, however, my attempts to start this project were not. I posted numerous times on Facebook and Ravelry about how many times I frogged this and started over again.Never Not Knitting's Cedar Leaf Shawlette using Handmaiden's Lady Godiva in the Hemlock colorway. I started this once I reached my dad's in Philadelphia. I needed a project that was not as intricate as doing lacework. There is starting to be a color theme for June!
She took one look at my work, said my size 4 needles were too small and the pattern was too tight. Solution? Rippit! back to the first stitch on size 6 needles. Sigh. I am at row ten, again.
Oops! I just dropped a stitch! Darn, starting over again!