February 9, 2009
I’m over here! Under the undulating waves of garter stitch! I’m all bunched up and I can’t get out!
Srsly. The Feather and Fan Triangle Shawl (from Cheryl Oberle’s book Folk Shawls), which I am making sans feather and fan feature, gets to a daunting row length, especially if you are working a gentle ruffle on the edge, which requires you to (K1, kfb) across the first row of the ruffle. I am up to circa 900 stitches, and even though garter stitch is my most favorite stitch, and even though the length of the row should not, in itself, be wearying, it is frustrating to be unable to finish a row during a subway ride to Brooklyn and back. Brooklyn is just not that far. But it’s more than 900 stitches, apparently.
I’m almost done. This shawl doesn’t look like much on the needles; it’s a blob, a human-sized drawstring bag. But off the needles, it’s an elegant, drapey, swingy thing that I am already planning to replicate, row length be damned. (How do I know what it looks like off the needles? I don’t want to talk about that.)
Should have an FO on this one sometime soon, but I am no longer predicting a date.