05 February 2014
It has been all about a shawl this week again, I am getting closer to finishing now, despite having to rip out three rows this week. Somehow I had managed to knit two stitches together without realising it, it was in the middle of a section of knitting the same stitches right through the row, when I got to the patterned part, well it wouldn't work because my stitch count was out! I managed to rip it out and get the 300 odd stitches back on the needle quickly this time and get back to where I was. I now have just eight rows to go which doesn't sound like much but I have 348 stitches and still increasing so each row takes about half and hour! I would like to have this off the needles by the weekend so I have time to knit the provisional cast on and block it. This is my first time knitting with a provisional cast on and I opted to have them sat on a cable wire rather than spare yarn, the pattern requires kitchener stitch to finish them off which last time I used I made a complete hash off, I am hoping I don't this time as it will be really obvious. Just need some quiet time to concentrate!
I finished reading Consolation last night and loved it. I read about half the book in the last two days as I could not put it down, I didn't want it to end. I would love to read more by this author. I got used to the flitting about in time and between a stream of consciousness, a first or third person narrative, I rather liked this by the end even if it sometimes took me a few sentences to work out which characters the narrative was about. Now I need to decide what to read next, in the meantime I am going to finish off Mathematics Minus Fear first.
Joining in with Tami and Ginny head on over to see what others are busy making...