Sorry it’s been so long since I posted last – it’s been busy, busy, busy here! And the loss of my kitty threw me for a loop for a little while there, but I’m doing much better now. 🙂
I did finish a shawl a week or two ago, but I can’t show it to you yet, since it’s to be a gift. You’ll just have to wait to see it. 🙂 I did a wingspan, and it turned out lovely, I think.
Since the wingspan was my ‘mindless’ knitting, I needed to start a new mindless project, so I dug out my ball of Zauberball and started a Katy Jubilee shawl. This pattern was free on Ravelry a week or two ago, and I snatched it up.
It’s an interesting shape – an asymmetrical triangle with a deep knitted on lace edging. I’m not sure that I like how the neck edge is turning out – the stitches need to stretch a bit more than they are able to, but hopefully blocking will ease the yarn out a bit there.
I’ve got a sock design on the needles as well – these have been going slowly, though. I usually dig out the shawl for knit nights and if I’m at home I work on my hat, so the socks aren’t getting any attention lately!
I hit a bit of a bump with my Master Knitter level 3 hat – I’m at the crown decreases (finally!) and I looked at it and realized that one of the cable crosses should really be reversed for the design to look right – and that spot was 8 rows back after multiple cable crosses and decreases! So no dropping down in those 6 spots to reverse the cables – I had to do a full on rip back. 😦 I put the hat in time out for a day or two – I was just so frustrated with it. I picked it back up last night to rip it back and fix the issue and I’m now close to where I was before the incident – hopefully I’ll get a good amount of time to work on it today and can maybe have it finished once and for all in the next day or two.
I really hope this blocks out how I want it to – I’m going for a slouchy hat style – but right now it looks like a chef’s hat. The ribbing cable as well as the reverse stockinette should help it block out a bit wider in the body of the hat area, at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
That’s what I have on my needles now – just those three things! I’m really chomping at the bit to start designing my Master Knitter level 3 sweater, so hopefully I can get the hat done soon so I can move on!
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And Happy Knitting!