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Wow, it doesn’t seem like I’ve been working on this shawl for 6 weeks. It seems like it was yesterday that I started it. She is growing and is going to be a monster when finish, but a beautiful monster at that!
I dropped a stitch Sunday while watching the Olympics and didn’t catch it until I was four rows up. I hit the panic button, contacted the KAL group and begged for help. Thank God there were two different options besides my one (rip it back to the dropped stitch!). I put it down, walked away. I actually grabbed my camera and took some pictures of my blooming daffies. They are beautiful. Then I returned to my shawl and pulled the stitch back up, under, and around other stitches back to its proper place…the needle.
The deadline is slowly creeping up on us, 3/14: Pi hence the name Event Horizon Pi Shawl.
16Feb14 Even Horizon Pi Shawl_dropped stitch
16Feb14 Even Horizon Pi Shawl_dropped stitch fixed
My daffies 16Feb14
24 January 2014
I’ve had the shawl (and me) in time out. I became so obsessed with working on it every given second that my wrist and fingers were so sore (thank you Uncle Arthur and Aunt Fibro). I picked it up again last night, ahhh.
Here’s the most recent photo….
20Jan14 Event Horizon Pi Shawl
13 January 2014
As promised, photo from the work over the weekend. I’ll post every Monday, if I can remember, so I’m accountable to people I don’t even know, smile.
Here we are, after tinking I don’t know how many times over the weekend…
12Jan14 Event Horizon Pi Shawl
10 January 2014
Ok, just to update everyone. I’ve pulled out the first lace circle more times than I care to admit. Yesterday, I thought this project had me beat; however, I prevailed. I managed to get in my life line for row 4. If you want to know how pitiful this is, go get the book and look at the pattern. It’s a shame!!! It’s day 10 (I haven’t worked on it yet, but I will after work.), so technically I’ve been working on it 8 days (I took a break one evening) and have only managed the beginning circle and 4, yes 4 rows of the first lace circle.
At one point, I started to pull my hair out, literally, as it would’ve been easier than to work on the project. This is when I put it down. Knitting is therapeutic, fun, educational, and some times mind numbing, for me and when I get upset with my inability to make my fingers work, I put it down.
Now with my lifeline in, I won’t have to redo rows 1-4 over and over and over again!!!!!!! Tonight I move on to row 5 and I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose contrl and I think I like it, yeah, yeah, laugh.
My little sister asked me last week if I’d teach her how to knit. I said yes and when I asked her if she was ready to get started Saturday, she said yes.
I had her knitting and purling in all kind of combinations. Laugh! She’s getting it.
At one point Saturday, I looked up from my knitting only to realize my mother and my sister were knitting as well. Teaching has always been a passion of mine, regardless of what I’m teaching. I love to see other people learn and then build on what I’ve taught them.
I wonder if I could talk the sister-in-law and my other sister to stop long enough to learn??? I’d have all the women knitting then, lol. I won’t hold my breath, one is rearing my 2 1/2 year old niece and the other is too far away.