What knitting I’ve been able to do the past week or so has been pretty much solely focused on the lace shawl. I’m nearly done with the first chart, which means I’ve got over 450 stitches on the needles now and the purl rows are endless. I am reminding myself that they are going to get far, far worse before they get better, since by the end of the second chart I’ll have added another 300 or so and if I think the purl rows are bad now, there may quite possibly be a little bit of weeping, or swearing, or both, by the time I reach row 150 of the chart, and we will not even discuss the fact that there is also edging to add, and also that I am toying with adding an i-cord border to the top.
There hasn’t been a lot of time for knitting, however, because until Saturday I was a little bit distracted, what with rehearsals and then our concert (I’m in a 7-member women’s vocal ensemble). But now that is done for the year and last night I went to Monday Night Knitting again for the first time in almost two months, and it was so nice to see everyone again.
The Kool-aid dyed yarn for the niece and nephews” slippers is still hanging in my bedroom where I put it after Thanksgiving and I am hoping that by this weekend I will have some time to wind it up into little balls and get started. I may just do it earlier anyway, if only to keep the weeping and gnashing of teeth from interminable purl rows on lace to a minimum.