Friday, July 13, 2007

Travel Knitting

I recently traveled for about a week and a half. I made progress on the Chevron Scarf:

13 inches in. That's somewhere between one-fifth and one-sixth done, depending on how long it ends up being.

After knitting and blocking the swatch while traveling, I finally cast on the Kimono Shawl:

I'm almost done with the first repeat. I was actually a few rows closer when I realized that I missed a yarn over - 4 rows back. Aarggh! I hadn't put a lifeline in, because I was planning to finish the first repeat first.

I attempted to fix it by dropping four stitches back the four rows, but that made it worse. I tabled it until the trip was over and brought it to my knitting mentor. His verdict was: tink the four rows. I did this last night, but after purling a row to get me all caught up and clean, I found - a missing yarn over! So, one more row of tinking to fix that, and then I'll be ready to move forward again.

Oh, well, it's my first lace project. I didn't expect to be an expert!


Liz Opp said...

Hey, Laura! Thanks for dropping by The Good Raised Up and leaving me a comment. ...I didn't know you have such a penchant for yarn! I really like the colors of your selections; they make me smile.

Liz Opp, The Good Raised Up

Team Knit ! said...

I really like the color of the gloss, think I may start my Tuscany Shawl in it..


tiennie said...

The Chevron colors are beautiful!

Karen said...

Laura, I just finished a kimono shawl. I made my with zephyr on #3s. Yours is looking great in gloss. I found I was able to rip back rows and not lose my place with this pattern. I still used lifelines, just in case.

Looking forward to seeing it finished!