05 February 2014

Knitting



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...

19 comments:

  1. so so beautiful, love the textures and the color :) I bet you are thrilled to have this on your needles :)

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  2. Sorry about the ripping out, but your work looks pretty, I love the look of the stitch pattern.

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  3. The textured stitches in that shawl are so effective! It's just gorgeous, well done you. :)

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  4. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  5. The texture looks so beautiful! Lena

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  6. Check out youtube for kitchener stitch bind off. the videos are really helpful and once you get the rhyme in your head it does work. Mind you I have never tried it with an excess of three hundred stitches! Best of luck x

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  7. Love this shawl, been thinking of making it since I saw it in the TFA YiCC and again once I saw it made into a blanket. Very very pretty

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  8. What a beautiful shawl. The color is soft and the pattern is quite pretty.

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  9. That shawl is absolutely- stick with it through those long rows. It will be worth it!

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  10. Beautiful work! Good luck with the rest of it.

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  11. How frustrating! The pattern texture looks absolutely gorgeous though!

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  12. The shawl is beautiful, such wonderful texture. You're almost there!

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  13. Your shawl is looking beautiful. That was a lot of stitches to take back - do you put in a life line? I can't seem to master the provisional cast on at all.

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  14. i'm usually all over anything jared flood designs, but somehow i think i missed this one....it's quite lovely!!! (and great color)....so close!!! can't wait to see the FO!

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  15. So pretty! Well done fixing the stitch mix up and getting those many stitches back on the needles. I'll bet those rows will finish up quickly now. :)

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  16. the shawl is very beautiful - I love the textured pattern. I do so know what you mean about having to painstakingly put 300 stitches back on a needle. Eeeek! To do this is an awesome skill in itself :-) I hope you finish it in time for the weekend - it will be lovely and cosy for the rest of winter. I'm so glad you mentioned Consolation - I LOVED her earlier novel Hunting and Gathering - have you read it? Or seen the film - I thought it was a lovely adaptation. I shall order a copy of Consolation tonight!

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    1. I haven't read Hunting and Gathering but I would love too. I have read Someone I Loved and loved that.

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  17. Visiting from Ginny's, your shawl is gorgeous! I am a beginner knitter (again - I've forgotten how so I'm learning again). Thank you for sharing!

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  18. A beautiful shawl and how I admire all that you had to do to make it right! Inspirational work!

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