Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Answers on page 108.

On the knitting front, I horrified Sweetie when I ripped out the shawl I have been working on for weeks. I told him that it was okay, but as a non-knitter, he would never understand.

The now-evaporated shawl was wrong on several fronts. The fabric was too dense on the size three needles. The pattern was not right for an angora blend. The square shape was wrong and using up too much yarn.

So. May it RIP. Ha ha!

I have since cast on The (triangular) Handsome Shawl from Victorian Lace Today on size 7s. I have over 5 ounces of yarn which is plenty. This pattern is easy.

One thing that gripes me is that the pattern graph, as shown in the book, is in teen-ientsy print. I have enlarged it, (thank you scanner!,) so that my brain doesn't hurt from the looking at of it.

By the way, Eeyore is doing well! The super-duper anti-robotic did the trick.


Helen said...

I like 'evaporated' for a ripped item. It was, and now it isn't. Bravo you for doing it too.

Knitting Linguist said...

That's the joy of knitting -- rip away and start something that you like better!