Well, not Xmas, that is for sure. It is upper nineties here, according to my thermometer, which is in the shade. But I do have something that is beginning to look a lot like a shawl! After my last post I discovered I have a number of readers through Facebook, and I had neglected to mention which shawl I am actually working on. Sorry about that! I am currently working very hard on finishing the Oregon Shawl.
My needle is still to short to properly show it, but I have finished the knitted on edging around one of the corner panels. And I just HAD to share. 😀 The shawl is still not nicely blocked, so it doesn’t look it’s best, but here is the first glimpse of the edging:
The edge is very easy, after two or three repeats I just have
one issue two issues. Though it is really the same issue, and it is in part due to the fact that the edge is simple enough I hardly need to pay attention. I have somewhat of a hard time to remember to 1.) switch the direction of the decreases, and 2.) start the yarn overs at the right time. And incidentally, this both happens in the same row! But I always seem to want to start the yarn overs a row later. I have probably frogged more stitches on this edge so far then in then in the rest of the shawl. But that is okay. And the frogging is not just caused by my own mistakes, my one year old seems to have a fascination with the wooden double point needle I use to knit the edging. I have learned that I should not leave any stitches on the DPN when I put the shawl down. My son has a tendency to simply remove the DPN, and admire it. WITHOUT stitches on it. But I have gotten really good at getting my stitches back on the needle. 😉