Because I was stuck mostly in my bedroom after ankle reconstruction surgery, I thought it would be the perfect time to tackle my first charted lace shawl. This blurry picture is probably my 6th restart. As I continued to reread the chart, I kept realizing that I needed to make corrections. For instance, I didn't realize that the even rows needed to be interpreted opposite of what is written. And I missed that the odd rows had switched to knit. How many stitches was I supposed to have?
I've made it to the second chart and now am stymied about how to/where/etc. work the repeats. Almost made it to that point but had to frog it again. I will keep at it and keep everyone informed.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Ok, I have ignored common sense and once again set myself up for failure. How, you might ask, or perhaps you don't care. But I must expound in any case. In my defense I have been busy with normal kid and family life. Added to that I have also been out of town to help my sister who had emergency abdominal surgery. And then there's that little matter of ankle surgery that I had a couple weeks ago that banished me to our second floor. Oh, and did I forget that we have no kitchen and our first floor is under construction?
These are but excuses. I could have blogged. I should have blogged. Instead I found every reason to not write. If you don't do it, then you don't have to worry about failing in your effort. No success when you accept defeat by non-performance.
Enough of this! During my avoidance maneuvers I have been mulling over my situation. And weighing my predicament. As well as realizing the obvious--to me anyway. I don't like wallowing in my self-made pity party.
So I need to write. regularly and often. I will organize this blog as my wandering through the world of knitting and sewing and upcycling/refashioning. I am a novice, I must admit. And I will show my defeats and victories and everything inbetween.
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I am also toying with the idea of resurrecting a blog I quasi-started a couple years ago before I knew what a blog really was. I think I wrote a total of 2 posts. That blog will become my down to life blog. The house remodeling, the chickens, my family, even the weather--like if it continues to snow into July this year.
Now, I need to go look for pictures to add to this post so that it isn't boring.
Please come back to visit. I have some awesome sweaters that I got from eBay. And I found a great skirt that I want to turn into a dress for my 16 year old. And I am starting my first shawl using a graft no less. Savvy even agreed to be a regular on the blog.
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