First off....... No mouse yet. but the war is on and the combat is fierce. At this point, I am having to watch where I step, to keep from getting my toes smashed in a trap or getting a sticky trap stuck to my foot..... Houdini Is STILL Going DOWN ...... It's just " When" I don't know......BLAH
Now on to other things like......... Knitting !!!
Ever knit something that you loved knitting on so much that you didn't want to stop ?
I do this a lot because I am a process Knitter......Totally oposite from Cindy who is a product knitter........ She tends to crank things out faster than I can put something in my que on Ralvery. With that said........... Here goes.......
The shawl that "knows no end " will hopefully be coming to an end soon, so that I can actually wear it before I die....... OK.......... that might be a bit crass, but you have to understand whats been going on with this thing. Most of you know that I am a plus sized gal........Actually I am very plus sized, but that's besides the point here.... I wanted to make the Wool Peddlers Shawl by Cheryl Oberle, but I needed it big enough to actually fit me. The above picture is the beautiful wool that I chose for this knitting adventure.
It is 100% fingering wool , soft and blue........what more could a woman ask for !!! Now that I had chosen the pattern , the wool and the needles, I cast on 7 stitches and began to work the pattern.
I have been knitting happily away at this shawl in garter stitch for a while now. It was a comfort to knit as I sat in the hospital with my Father-In-Law. I didn't have to think........just knit, knit, knit.......... Instead of stopping at 231 stitches, as the pattern calls for, I continued to knit on until I reached 331 stitches in glorious garter stitch. The result was 165 st to the right, 1 st center and 165 st to the left. This gave me a total of 331 stitches.
Being a plus sized woman, I wanted the shawl to fit me very nice and comfortably. I stoped knitting on the right side row. Turning my work to the wrong side. I then begin to work my setup row for the lace and then began Row 1. At the end of Row 3 , I inserted a life line because the set up row and rows 1-2 had to be counted carefully in order to set the lace up correctly. With that being said, My lace pattern has been established and away I go.
This is a very satisfying knit and not too complicated. I have now started my 6th lace repeat and think that I will actually add one more than the pattern calls for. Call me a nut, but I love the number 7.... It the number of the Lord above and special to me in many ways.
So 7 lace repeats it will be......... See I told you it was never ending.......... We will see !!!
I will keep you posted on my progress.