I am working on Crystalline as fast as I can, in the grim hope that I have enough yarn! Grim, because the yarn ‘Lush’ by Classic Elite is no longer available. You know the theory – if you knit faster the yarn will magically become longer and do what you need it to!
Crystalline is beautiful. Both wings are grafted on and the adaptations to make the motif pattern transition to the wing pattern worked. There is however, a problem.
I have started the edging on the shawl. I love the edging. But I may not have enough yarn to complete the edging all the way around the shawl. I have not looked on Ravelry – yet! If I look then I am hooped – I will need more yarn. It is a knitters kind of logic!
I just looked – it was depressing – all the white was listed as not for sale! I will have to come up with another option. I may not need any extra yarn – I did do the math. But sometimes math and knitting do not always agree!
According to the math I need 165 grs of yarn to edge the shawl. I have 180 grs of yarn left. I have 15 grs extra – this 15 grs does not fill me with much certainty. But I will continue and check again at the halfway point – I can always rip out then!
I do have a bit of a plan. Do the wide edging – the one I am currently working – on the long front edge only. Change to a narrow edge; one that is similar to the wide edge, for the back and bottom edges. It would work, might even look good, but I love the wide edge!
Enough of the Whinging!
The retreat scarf is going well – it would go even better if I worked on it more. Tonight I promise; last night I really wanted to see how the edging would look and to see if I had enough yardage! We know how that turned out!
The pattern of the scarf and the colours are beautiful – having both sides of the scarf knit at once is very cool. The finishing in of the ends is so simple – they just pop into the knit and stay there!
Stew for supper tonight – I started it last night and it is heating up right now so that I can add the vegetables. I’ll make biscuits this evening to go with the stew – cheese biscuits. Yumm…. hot from the oven, slathers of butter, dripping down the sides.
Have a great Day