Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Slow But Steady Progress

Hi All,


I picked up the Oaklet Shawl that I started last September and discovered I had done 55 rows.  Last night I took a very quick picture to send to a friend:




That was at about 73 rows and I am now to 80!  Slow, but steady.  I've been able to do a few rows at lunch each day this week which has been nice (and relaxing).  The knit rows go fast for me, but man am I slow when I purl.  And, of course, every other row the stitch count increases by 4 (now at 169 stitches).  There are 113 rows before the lace border.  Slow, but steady...


And, so far (day 3) I have resisted casting on anything new.  I'm really enjoying the flow of colors in this shawl and it is mindless, almost meditative knitting.  That's a good thing!  Once I get to the lace rows, I will not be able to knit this while at work...too many interruptions and distractions.  Guess I'll have to cast on some socks at that point!!
 

10 comments:

  1. Woo hoo!!! Progress is progress!

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  2. The color changes ARE nice - happy knitting.

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  3. That will be a lovely shawl. Long colours runs are great for swathes of simple knitting!

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  4. Good for you for reclaiming it. IT will be really lovely and you are well on your way!

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  5. Looking beautiful! That is a very pretty color gradient.

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  6. So pretty! I think it's going to be really lovely when it's finished.

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  7. Those colors are just lovely --- soothing to look at. I think the knitting goes quicker with color-changing yarn . . . because I'm always eager to see what effect the NEXT color will bring!

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  8. Wow, is that pretty. I really love those colours--like a campfire or autumn landscape. Beautiful choice.

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  9. I love the colors that are emerging in the shawl, beautiful! I love the slow and steady projects :)

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  10. I Love the color of it, so earthy and calming. Good luck with the finish.

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