Today, I finished the denim blue Cobblestones and Lace shawl.
Yesterday, I got it within four repeats of finishing it. Since I was doing decreases, each repeat had 8 fewer stitches than the last one, and each repat went faster than the previous. This morning, I was determine to make a final push. It fought me every step of the way. I bet I ripped out every repeat at least once. Finally, at 3 o’clock I bound that rascal off, wove in my ends, pulled the lifelines, and there it was. Finished. Finally. That’s two down.
I’ve also revised the Cobblestones and Lace pattern to do the decreases differently and it is the revised pattern that I’m doing in the light blue. When I finish that version, that will be the picture that goes on that pattern.
I’m also doing another cable edged shawl, but I rewrote the pattern from Ravelry to use Hilton lace instead of whatever that lace was on the original pattern. I’m calling that pattern “My Own Private Hilton.” but I haven’t posted it on my knitting website yet. I want to wait until I start knitting the lace on to see how it looks and to test the pattern. That’s the shawl that will be in the “Ocean” blue (above right).
The third shawl I’m working on is the rectangular one that I’m calling Kildare Cobblestones. That’s the one I want to work on next. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment tomorrow afternoon and all this stupid paperwork I’ve got to fill out for it tomorrow morning (of course I waited until the last minute!), and then I have a brunch engagement Thursday morning, and I won’t have a chance to work on it until Thursday afternoon, which is aggravating. I want to work on it NOW! — But it’s late. I washed sheets today, and I’ve still got to make my bed before I can lie in it . . .