Unproductive Weekend

20 May

I started on the border for the Maltese shawl while watching the Preakness coverage. I know, I know, but I love horse racing! I managed to get quite a bit done, until I hit the first corner.

Now, turning the corner of a knitted-on border is highly structured, and mine just wasn’t looking right at all. Then I noticed that I had started putting on the border about 3 repeats closer to the corner than I was supposed to. So essentially, I had run out of room to work the corner. Nice. Thus, I ripped out all 10 repeats I had already finished and started over. Here’s what I have to show.
Here’s where I had made it before I ripped.
Here’s how big the actual shawl is. See the teeny little area I’ve covered already?


I can report, however, that the border works up really fast, so once I sit down and get going, I can get a lot done in a short amount of time. But due to these complications, the Maltese Shawl and I are no longer on speaking terms. It is in a time out in the knitting basket, and I am instead attempting to shame it into submission by working on other projects instead. Perhaps now it will behave.

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One Response to “Unproductive Weekend”

  1. Ann Marie May 22, 2007 at 10:27 am #

    The Maltese shawl is going to be amazing! Bring it in to the shop when you are done.

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