I haven’t touched T3 since I got home, but that is because I made such progress on the shawl while we were away that I now want to just get it finished! It’s taken me three tries to get the bottom border in place because I kept discovering dropped stitches too far back to retrieve. And there really is just no way to recover dropped stitches in situations like that – sigh.
And now that I am almost done with the border, and actually tried it on, I have discovered that I think it really ought to be a little wider and longer…which naturally means that I am going to have to rip out the entire border yet again and add on a few dozen more rows. Gah.
So right now I am waffling between whether I want to just put the shawl aside and pick up T3 again, or whether I want to just grimly slog on and get this darn shawl done. It’s turned out lovely – I can at least say that. But I really could have done without all the hours wasted knitting and ripping, knitting and ripping, and now to rip again.
There are also bright spots to report, however. The las t two of my eBay purchases arrived while we were on vacation, so I came home to two boxes crammed with yarn. Another wool – this time in a dusky purple (I seem to have this thing for blue and purple, don’t I), and a dozen skeins which will hopefully be enough to make an afghan and perhaps even another sweater.
News on the Seabreeze yarn at last! I called the store on Tuesday morning and had a small panic when she said she didn’t have any more. Then she called me back not fifteen minutes later, because she had managed to unearth her very last skein of the color I want. Phew! I’d already begun gloomily making preparations to rip out the piece I’d finished and come up with something else to do with the yarn, but now I do not have to!
It should arrive sometime next week. Hopefully by then I will be done with T3 and perhaps on my final knit/rip/knit cycle of that silly shawl, and I can get back down to that one, original project I said I was going to work on in May. Ah, the best laid plans.