Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Being patient...being experimental...
I'm plugging along on this shawl. Admittedly, I can't knit this project and watch engaging TV at the same time. So, I'm finding I only get 4 rows or so completed in a day, and on size 4 needles, that doesn't look like much.
The thing I like the least about the pattern is that to read the chart for the wrong side row, I have to do the opposite of what's on the chart. (For instance, knit all the stitches marked purl, and purl all the stitches marked knit.) It's easy to make a mistake if I'm not focused.
So, I have to have other projects at hand that can be worked on while I'm watching TV; that translates into these "other projects" getting finished, while the shawl waits for me...
Just for jokes, I tried wet felting a "painting" based on the painting class project. Although I was careful, the hot soap and water spread out some of the branches much more than I wanted. Lesson learned. I needle-felted in the details after the background was dry. It's OK, but I'm not thrilled with it.
It's a sunny day...yahoo...but with a snow storm coming in tonight...boo-hoo. Oh well, it's early February...and we're still in winter mode.