Bonus points to anyone who knows what song lyric I bastardized for today’s blog title. (And kudos to those of you who identified the song lyric from Thursday’s blog title. I’m not the only Head East fan, I see.)
Yes, shawl knitting is addictive. Even if it is knitting the freaking 17 billion stitches of edging on the freaking Tina Shawl.
I am so not a fan of knitting on edging. By the time I get to that point in a shawl, I am so ready to be done with it. And the edging can take a long time. It looks so small, but it’s knit back and forth and there’s a lot of time wasting flipping the shawl to and fro (and fro and to). So it always takes longer than I expect.
So my poor little peacock feathers shawl hasn’t been touched since Friday’s commute.I did finish the first section (60 rows) though.
And I did turn the first corner on Tina.
I put a needle point protector on the non-working end of the circular that the body of Tina is on.
I’m using the working end of the circular needle plus one straight needle to do the back-and-forth knitting on the edging.
This seems to work best for me. And now that I’ve got a bit of the edging completed, I thnk I’m going to attempt to take Tina back on the commute. Even though it is a whole lotta shawl, it certainly doesn’t weigh much. We’ll see how I do!
But the Sunday afternoon knitting is conducted under strict feline supervision!