Yesterday, I headed out on a 6-day, 3-state tour. First up: Providence, Rhode Island, for my second godchild’s graduation (from eighth grade), thence to TNNA in Washington, DC, thence to New Orleans for a wedding celebration. For these six days, I’m living out of one carry-on roller suitcase and one big-ass knitting bag. (Heaven! Life is so simple!)
My project: a Fort Tryon Wrap. I’m going to see how far I can get with all these trains and planes.
The beginning of the Fort Tryon Wrap is awkward. You knit a long, narrow strip (over 500 rows). You pick up stitches around the edges, and knit around the strip, in the round. It looks like a mitochondria or something.
It’s oochy knitting around the short ends.
This is not comfortable knitting. As it grows, this problem will ease into not being a problem at all. I admit to wondering, did the designer really mean for it to be this awkward?
Then I met up with the designer, Kirsten Kapur, on Tuesday afternoon. As it happens, she too had cast on a Fort Tryon Shawl.
(Hers is at the top of the photo, next to mine.) Kirsten’s was also at the oochy, or as she calls it, the caterpillar stage.
How far do you reckon I’ll get by Monday, when I get back home? I didn’t bring anything else to knit, so I’m hoping to make great strides. Time will tell.