Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Peacock Shawl - Edging is easier

The rows are still very long (and getting ever longer) but the knitting of the edging is much simpler. In the other charts you're pretty much taking it on trust that you're making it right, whereas with the edging there are largish blocks of knit stitches either growing or shrinking or having bits carved out of them. It makes it much easier to tell if you're on track or not.

It does remind me of choreography in a way. With contradancing there's phrasing and momentum that just tell you whether you're doing it right or not.

That doesn't mean I'm still not on tenterhooks until the blocking to see if the motifs all line up right. At this point there's so much crowded on the needle, it's really hard to spread it out for a good look.

Maybe pictures tomorrow.

The good news is I'm pretty much organized for Christmas, unless I hear of extra folks being invited, in which case I'll need presents. There is, however, a suprize invitation to Himself's parents for the end of the Xmas week. They were supposed to be busy this year. Looks like there'll be a defensive sweater in the works to keep me busy during the visit. (end rant now before it begins.)

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