I hope it’s waning, although I am really not too upset by its lingering. I love colder weather, so it’s all good. But I do enjoy the longer days, so there is that to look forward to. But not the hot temps, wishing we can have a mild Spring and Summer, but knowing Indiana weather, it will be 80 degrees within a short time. Oh, and 100% humidity to boot.
But that’s all for another day, today is for FO’s! And I am so happy to say I finally have this one FO’d! Autumn Blush started in Winter in dark tones was not a fun knit. The rows messed me up half the time, no matter how hard I tried to keep them straight. OK, so maybe I was distracted by TV, Netflix, Hockey, and other things. Usually I caught the mistakes, but a few I just had to live with. I was not willing to rip any more than I already did! Having ripped back to past midway I was just ready to be done. In the long run I don’t think the mistakes are all that noticeable. At least that’s what I tell myself.
I grabbed a lighter blue shirt so the shawl didn’t blend with it, but maybe I should have found something that blended a little better than this doesn’t. LOL. Disclaimer, Jewel, the dress form, doesn’t have shoulders, of which I have plenty, so the shawl fits a lot looser on her. But I am pleased with the drape on the shawl. It is 60″x24″ resting and can easily give to accommodate any circumference. Not that mine is all that much larger than Jewel’s, at least in MY mind it isn’t.
Close up of the Double Seed Stitch border, which I love the look of, but hate the knitting of! It was sometimes too dark to see which st I was supposed to be doing, so I would get off track often. And those picots!!! Every 4th row!!! And again, often missed so I would have to rip back. Argh!! Can you say inattentive much?
But that’s all behind me, and now it’s time to focus on the next shawl. And there will be one since I have way too much shawl yarn to use up! If you haven’t offered an opinion yet, please go to yesterday’s post and add your 2 cents. I would appreciate any and all thoughts.