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Whatcha working on?
Me? I’m still adding my knitted on border to this Pie Are Square Shawl. Its
endless coming along. For every stitch that was on the needle I have to work two rows of this lace edging. In the little lace edge that I’m using the rows undulate gracefully from 9 to 12 stitches per row. So that means this plan of adding a lace edging instead of just binding off has turned each stitch on the final row of my shawl into 18 to 24 stitches. Which might have something to do with why its taking for-freaking-ever.
Huh. Whose idea was this? I might need to have a serious sit down with her about her brilliant plans because this particular plan is making me feel a bit like a crazy person. I’m stuck in knitted-on-edge-limbo. I knit these little rows, and I knit them really fast, but nothing much ever seems to happen. I swear I’m in the same place on this border as I was two days ago.
Which might explain why a fingerless mitt happened.
Hey you know how these things happen. One day I was packing up my knitting-on-the-go bag and this ball of Chroma fingering weight yarn accidentally fell in there. Some size 2 double points might have accidentally fallen in with them. That day I might have accidentally started a new project.
But I’m still going on my knitted on lace edge. I am, really. I work on it diligently. I knit row after tiny row until the lack of all visible progress makes me feel dizzy and weak and bored out of my skull. Then I sneak in a few rounds with my secret green paramour. I can’t help it. He makes me feel like my stitches mean something. He doesn’t take all my effort and yarn and swoosh it into a back hole like a certain shawl we all know. He cares about me. As soon as I get that knitted on edge finished me and the shawl are having “the talk”.
So.. whatcha cheating on? I mean working on?
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
30 Comments on "Random Progress on a Random Monday"
LOL! Sorry. I couldn’t help it. Blame EZ. And your Mom.
🙂 I could blame them too but I won’t. I got myself into this endless knitting and I just have to knit my way out.
That is so funny that you blogged about this little project. I was just thinking about how it was coming along. Good to see the progress!!
I just cast on a shawl and I am almost… okay most of the way finished with my Ballerina shawl. I cast on a cute little felted bag and finished it in less than a day. That was my cheat project!
Progress huh? Glad you can see some. I must be looking at it for too long.
A felted bag sounds like a great cheater project. But no. I won’t start one. Probably.
I know exactly how you feel. It’s the reason I have sworn off fingering and lace weight yarns forever – 4 times! It takes so long to see any progress that I get bored with the once intriguing but now monotonous pattern and sick of the once beautiful (and expensive) but now plain yarn. I don’t have the heart to totally abandon these endless projects so I call them WIPs and buy more needles with which to start yet another project.
Yeah those thin yarns take forever to work up! Sadly I can’t make that excuse in this case. My shawl is in DK weight, lol.
I technically didn’t cheat- swatching isn’t cheating, it’s planning ahead!
I completely agree. Swatching is not cheating!
My shawl is heavy too! I didn’t mention that because I didn’t want to come off as too wimpy. But its heavy enough to be a bit of pain to lug around.
Knowing you finished gives me hope!