We returned home Monday night. The dogs were their usual ecstatic to see us, well to see Mom more than anyone. The bounced off the walls for a good 20 minutes. And followed me every where, making sure I didn’t slip out again. When I took Diva Girl to pick up her school books on Tuesday they were not happy. I am sure they feared I was gone again. They are now sleeping as close as they can get to me. Silly boys.
Anywho, on to the knit stuff. But first, thank you for all the wonderful comments on my latest FOs and the photo shoot of an old FO. I try not to preen for comments, but don’t it just make you feel loved when other knitters give you a boost? And that’s what your comments are. A boost. There isn’t a lot of recognition here for the knitting, the fam just doesn’t get it. So it is delightful to get that recognition.
Now, what you came for. Before leaving for our trip I grabbed a new project, Sunset Shawl. You caught a glimpse of the quick part of the knitting, the start at the neck. By the time we left for our trip I was through row 34 of 92. (I am following the mods another knitter used to increase the size and use up more yarn) By the time we left for home I was done with all the rows and on to the knit on border.
I preferred the other cable version, but it is for the smaller size, so going with this cable. It’s growing on me. The other was just a simple rope cable. Built into the border is a short row wedge to create a curvature. So far I am enjoying the construction of this piece. BUT, and you just knew there had to be something, I don’t like the edge of the border. The first 4 sts are in ribbing. You can barely tell the lower edge is just not quite like the smooth St st of the lower portion of the border. I wish I had done one of two other finishes. #1: I could have just done a garter edge. I would have preferred that over the ribbing. #2: I could have done a picot a la Shadow Shawl.
I could just rip back and do either option. Who knows what I will do. Unfortunately today is for getting College Girl organized and ready for moving into her dorm. It’s getting closer!!!
While I do that why don’t you check out all the WIPs at Tami’s.