I spent another week ignoring my sweater and working away on my Study Hall Shawl. I’m getting close to finishing it. It is now at the point where it is very difficult to photograph because the fabric is larger than the needles, so I can’t give you a good picture of it.
I love the shawl, but I have had a couple of issues with it. Please note that the issues don’t actually bother me, which I assume is because this shawl is so much fun to knit.
The first issue is the yarn: I am using two 100 g skeins of Garden Wool & Dye Company yarn. The yardage 437 yards – 23 yards shorter than the yarn called for in the pattern. The 23 yards make a difference – I do not have enough pink for the final stripe and bind off. I might run out of the blue, so I’ll have to end the shawl early. I should have enough for three full basketweave sections, so it won’t look awkward.
The second issue is reading the chart. I blame this fully on taking cold medicine. The chart is clear. It is standard. It is not a funky chart. Yet I totally misread it and in the sanquar check sections am purling and knitting in the wrong spot on the wrong side of the shawl. I like how it looks though, so it doesn’t bother me.
With any luck I’ll finish the shawl and have it blocked before the end of the week. As soon as that happens it is back to the sweater. I might start a pair of socks too.
Or, instead of knitting, I’ll get around to picking the tomatoes that are suddenly abundant on our volunteer grape tomato plant.
I hope you had a productive week!