Well you know that that title suggests, don't you?
yep, one mistake too many and the Nature's Lace shawl is FROGGED, It's a simple pattern. Stocking stitch and then the lace bit. The lace bit is really a 12st pattern repeat, for both sides, either kntiting or purling, with rows of reverse st st in between. The major problem is that it's really hard to correct erros (for me, anyway) unless it's the row below. I can't read this lace knitting so well. If I count the lace repeat and check it's correct on the row below, that the yos, plain stis, yarnovers and double decreases line up, I'm OK. Except that I wasn't chekcing, I was either watching the Olympics or chatting to MrC. And instead of just frogging back the 12 stitch repeat I kept trying to fix just a part of the repeat. I wasted hours doing this. I thought I could live with errors but I'm sure that they would have been noticeable when blocked out! I'm so pig sick of peach that the yarn's been ut away as well.
As that shawl has taken up so much Olympic/ravellenic time it means that in four days and five evenings I have finished just TWO HATS. These are washed and blocing, but I expect to have photos by the end of the week.
I cast on a mitt, but am using leftovers and was worried about yardage, Consequently the ribbing is too short. Blah again.
On Saturday just before bed I went onto ravelry and sawy that there is anew free Stitchnerd pattern out, called 400m Sprint. Can I do this in a week? Knit, block and photograph? It bodes well. It's garter stitch, increasing one side and with a simple lace border knitted as you go. Dead easy. Thick yarn. Dipping into stash the first bag I came across was Countess Ablaze DK/aran weights. I found a coule of skeins of Cashmerino and one ball wound, and cast on. I've has one little stutter, which was going up to 5mm. I liked the 4.5mm version but want it a bit looser.
It's just a tiny WIP at the moment, but here's the yarn. Very soft and squishy.
Guess I'll be doing some garter shawl knitting this week! I still have hopes that I can knit mitts, a hat and a cowl...