A few days ago I was happily knitting along on my Aspen Grove Shawl, congratulating myself for having gotten 56 rows into it without any major tinking or frogging. Big mistake! Because what did I then do? I accidentally pulled a bunch of stitches off the needles. Being lace it was impossible to get it back onto the needles correctly.
After tinking back about 8 rows I am now starting forward again and have completed Row 51 of 181 rows. I am promising myself not to become complacent again. I am working this shawl without a lifeline so far and am trying to proceed carefully enough not to need one. The pattern just isn’t that complicated, it just needs care and patience.
Therefore, it doesn’t look much different than last time I posted a picture, but here is one, nevertheless.
I am loving this yarn, though. It’s much bluer than it looked on the hank, which I like, since the yellow tones that don’t look that good on me are acting more as highlights.
I finally got a chance to look at the July Take It Further Challenge. I’m pretty stumped with this one. The colors aren’t speaking to me and the theme, “Half – Way – Mark” isn’t either. With less than half a month left to complete it, I may have to skip this one.
But I still may try. I’m thinking on it anyway.
Although it’s hard to think about half-way-marks when I’m at the beginning point of so many things in my life right now.
We’ll see what happens.