Poppy Progress: 12/09 Almost there

The extra skein of yarn arrived yesterday and poured to be too much different in shade. I elected to complete the shawl as per the pattern. This does not grieve me. Any more of that body lace pattern and I would have become a gibbering wreck.

The shawl was almost a finish last night. A really concerted effort put me halfway through the border yesterday, but I ended up tinking back nine rows.

I had fudged on R3 when ending the row 1 stitch short. I felt bad about it but the pattern wasn’t “set” and I couldn’t spot the error and after so much knitting yesterday afternoon I felt very unlike unpicking 407  stitches. When I had to fudge again in R5, and once more in R7 …common sense eventually kicked in. I tinked.

Due to a software release, and consequent Support load, we didn’t go to bed until almost 1 am. By that time I had a properly knitted border of 17 rows done.

Today is a busy day but I hope to get the knitting out tomorrow and finish the border. When I will get to crochet the edge, I really don’t know.

  • Days: 8
  • Repeats: done with
  • Rows knitted: 124
  • Border rows knitted: 11
  • Rows left: 7
  • Stitches on needle: 453
  • Stitches knitted so far: 23,628
  • Completion: 88%
  • Lifelines: 5
  • Yarn used: ?
  • Yarn left: ?

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A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

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Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020