Winter Shawl Progress: 13/10 You know those hlls that look like they are going down when they are actually going up?

This shawl is becoming the Croy Brae of all my projects. Instead of a quick romp downhill to the finish, I feel a little like Sisyphus rolling his burden up the hill that one “last” time…

After 50%, spirits should be lifting. Certainly by 75% a grin should have spread across the knitter’s chops – the finish line in sight normally prompts a self-satisfied spurt. Yet this shawl becomes ever harder to knit. It weighs down the needle cable and sags between my legs, pulling on my hands/wrists/elbows. Every time I move a few stitches around I have to heft the whole mass in the air and reseat it in my lap. It’s like a physical workout!

Perhaps I should start knitting in a skirt, and let the woolly beast settle in my lap in comfort.

  • Pattern: A Handsome Triangle
  • Source: Victorian Lace Today
  • Ravelry Project: Winter Shawl
  • Yarn: Colourmart DK Merino
  • Needles: KnitPro Symfonie interchangeable circular needles, 5mm.
  • Row: 191
  • Stitches on needle: 384
  • Total stitches worked: 37,236
  • % complete: 80.58
  • Estimated completion: <DEL>15th October</DEL> 18th October

Still pondering the blocking problem. I’m supposed to be going halves with SpinningGill on two sets of interlocking mats via eBay. I should get my finger out and organise their purchase. The one problem remains – where do I put the mats for the blocking process?

Onward! Only 22 rows to go. I’ve managed six today, so we’re looking at 3 to 4 days before I even get to the crochet – and that is going to take ages to do.

Oh, the bamboo crochet hooks have arrived, so hopefully that will speed up the crocheting business.

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  1. SpinningGill
    October 14, 2009

    “The one problem remains – where do I put the mats for the blocking process?”

    Hire the community room for a day! 🙂

  2. October 15, 2009

    SpinningGill: “The one problem remains – where do I put the mats for the blocking process?” for a day! :)


    You’re not yet all that familiar with the processof blocking, are you? LOL

    Actually though – with the way that they overheat that building, maybe drying in a day is actually feasible!

    (I brought a damp Pretty Thing to show you at Spinning yesteday – it had been drying for 3 days, and it’s only a peedie thing)

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