Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Peacock In Progress - Chart 3
Progress on the Peacock Feathers Shawl is getting slower, not because I'm not working on it but because the rows are getting longer. They are now up to about 230 stitches per row. I find that I am getting the hang of the pattern more and haven't needed to frog although there has been a lot of tinking. Counting the stitches after each half of row is completed has saved me a lot of work.
The medium-sized feathers are showing up better now. I'm very excited to see the shawl blocked but that is a long time away.
I've been enjoying my first attempt at lace so much, I am now planning out my next lace project. It is between:
1. Something from the Heirloom Knitting book which I think might be too hard for my concentration level at the moment, especially with two small children.
2. The Frost Flowers and Leaves Shawl from the Gathering of Lace book. There is a knitalong starting on yahoo which fits into my schedule well and the shawl is beautiful.
3. Or the Mystery Shawl 2 which has the lure of a knitalong plus the element of surprise but does not fit into my schedule as well being that it starts on September 30th.