So on the drive to and from Orlando I had some prime knitting time. It was all during the day, so I had plenty of light. Plus we are listening to a fabulous audiobook – The Amulet of Samarkand – the first in the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathon Stroud. I love it when we find books that the whole family enjoys.
So anyhow, I showed you the shawl concept the other day. It was a failure. A kind of pretty failure, but a failure nonetheless. It turned out to be upside down of what is was supposed to be shaping-wise. Yes, I know that doesn’t make any sense. But there you go.
So for the entire ride to and from Universal I worked on it. I came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea. It is/was brilliant. It’s just poorly executed at the moment.
Do you see the portion there in the bottom center that sort of looks like it is framed by a rectangular shape? Yeah, that. That part sucks. The rest of it I’m pretty happy with, but that part? Not so much. But I think I know exactly how to fix it. And the beautiful part of the fix is that it makes the entire cast-on/set-up process about ten times easier. Oh and just for the record, this is not an easy pattern. You gotta pay attention. But I think it’s gonna be so beautiful it will be worth it. Time will tell though.
Oh and if you’re knitting along with the November Mystery Socks, clue three was posted today. Just one more clue to go and then I can reveal my inspiration and the name!