For Ginny's Yarn Along this week.... a longish post, too many photos and a little giveaway if you end up reading this entire post!
Ripping rounds...sounds like it should be a musical group, doesn't it? Rather, it's what I've been doing (save a few days ago) to the Travel Shawl. The process is so painstakingly s-l-o-w. At least the way I'm doing it. Stitch by stitch. If the pattern were stockinette, I would try slipping a waste yarn through the row where I wanted to begin again and simply and quickly undue the extra rows. But with this pattern...ugh! If you have another method of ripping rounds, please speak up! (I won't need to rip back any more rounds for the shawl ~ yeah! ~ but definitely could use the tips for future projects.) Presently, I'm almost through with the 2nd chart and onto the final leg of the pattern.
All I can say is thank goodness for other short, easy projects. A little 'mindless' knitting is always a welcome change.
My 'mindless' knitting from last week was fun and quick. It's the Malabrigo Neck Thingie. Yes, I'm actually modeling it myself (a little brave step!). It'll be on its way to my mom's house soon. I made just a few minor alterations. Ravelry info here.
In the reading department, I've added Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. My older two are reading this for school, and once again, since I haven't read it since highschool and can't remember much (and I keep getting it mixed up with Les Miserables which I know I shouldn't, couldn't possibly do), I've decided to read this alongside.
Now onto the giveaway...I'm presently trying to catalogue my yarn stash so that I actually know what and how much I have of a particular yarn. Not done yet, but I thought it might be fun to give a few skeins away. The three skeins are a little too fire-engine red for me, so I thought someone else would like them and could use them.
So if you're interested in receiving 2 skeins of Knitpicks Imagination in Ruby Slippers and 1 skein of Berroco Softtwist in ? colorway, then leave a comment on this post. (Lurkers, that includes you...) I'll choose the winner and make the announcement on next Wednesday's Yarn Along Post (October 12!)
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