Two posts in one week. What’s that about?
Well, I finished and blocked the Shetland Triangle shawl. Why do I always want to type "trainangle"? Could it be my train obsessed son? Blocking didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped. I was trying a technique new to me that I vaguely recalled reading on the Yarn Harlot’s blog with threading a line through the straight bits rather than using all of those pins. Needless to say (wrote "needles" first–my dyslexia is raging on the keyboard), I had to spray and reblock the top. Without the book and the first page of the photocopy, I kind of guessed on the blocking. It’s a shawl afterall…perhaps my points aren’t pointy enough but I like it anyway. Now, I just need someone to take a picture.
In a desperate attempt to knit on something else, I tore my room apart looking for the pattern for Gloria. It must be at the shop. I considered Lara but that is at the shop too. I didn’t really want to start the Hex Coat without my friend Ann. What to do? St. Brigid. Yup. And I am using the cabling without a needle technique finally! Thanks to Wendy’s video I can finally understand how to do it and I am very happy. I cranked through another repeat and have 3 more to go on the front. Then I think I will start a sleeve. Shocking.
Have a wonderful weekend. Cameron, Gracie and I are going to see Bridge to Terabithia. I wasn’t sure I wanted to see it as it was one of my favorite books as a kid. Heck, we even read it to Gracie in utero…but the reviews are good and the kids are delighted.
Oh yea…I have completed 5 of the 10 goals I listed for myself in January!