When I wrote my previous post I’d been feel quite bad for about a week (maybe longer than that). In the world of irony in which I live, almost as soon as I’d hit “Publish” I started feeling a little better. Harrumph.
Thanks for the well wishes (and the telling off by MrsDrWho who said I wasn’t to feel sorry for her and her cold while I wasn’t well!). It’s just really strange for me to feel this ill in September. This is normally one of my best months of the year. The pessimist I am, I’m wondering what February and March will be like!
So, to conclude, I got some knitting done in between feeling sorry for myself:
Clue 1 of the Mystery Stole 4 (sign-ups are now closed)
With flash to show the lace
Without flash to show the beads a bit better
and a bit of a close up
I love the iridescent beads against the dark yarn. I wasn’t sure they would show up all that well, but they do. The design looks really good (all two clues of it!). The stole is symmetrical and will be made in halves, grafted together (this we were told before we signed up) and some people have decided to make the two sides simultaneously. I’m knitting off a cone, so I can’t do that. I could have planned ahead (ha!) and wound half the yarn off the cone and into a ball, but I didn’t.
I’m still plodding along on the penultimate clue of the Goddess Knits Anniversary Mystery Shawl.
This is about 2/3 of Clue 4 completed (30-ish rounds to go). Just the edging next.
Just! Listen to me! I’ve got to do an applied sideways-knit edging for 576 lives stitches. This translates to at least 1152 rows of the edging over a varying number of stitches.