Thursday, February 23, 2006

Olympic Success!

Unlike the Canadian men's hockey team, I achieved my Olympic Goal:
The Details:
Interweave Knits Flower Basket Shawl, made from 4 balls Elann baby cashmere on #7 Boye circs. Cast on during the opening ceremonies, and frogged one ball in because I hated the slip 1, K2 tog, psso decrease. Started from the beginning again with slip 2 tog Kwise, K1, pass 2sso decrease. Completed Tuesday Feb 21 while watching the womens figure skating short program. My shawl has two more repeats than the pattern calls for.
Lessons Learned:
1) Make a big enough swatch that you can see whether or not you hate the decrease
2) A lifeline is your best friend in the world
3) Using the cable from your Needlemaster set is a bit fussy for the first couple of rows, but is great when you rip back and your stitches are already on your needle.

This lace got frustrating way too many times. If it hadn't been my Olympic challenge, I definitely would not have finished it so quickly!


Blogger Libi said...

That is quite lovely. What a humongous thing to get done in just 2 short weeks!

Great Job! :::tossing stuffed animals::::

4:10 PM  
Blogger meg said...

Your shawl is gorgeous. Love the color! I agree, had it not been for the Olympic pressure, I might have put mine aside. Although it did get easier toward the end. Great job!

9:15 AM  

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