January 19, 2007

Turning Corners and Turning Pages

I finally turned the corner, so to speak, on my lace shawl. The rows, which began at 242 st, are now only 137 st and are going much faster. I can do a 4 row repeat of the pattern in under an hour. Here’s what I have so far:

And here’s a closer shot:
(The top photo is truest to the colors)

I have to say, I’m loving the way this is knitting up. The bobbles make it more casual, so I won’t hesitate to wear it with jeans and a tee-shirt. All in all, I’m loving knitting it. I just… don’t think I’ll ever knit a bobble again if I can avoid it.

In Sherlockian news, I have finished reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and I have also read my 4th book so far this month!!! I think that’s more than I read all of last year combined. Up next I’ll be reading The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes during lunch at work and listening to The Hound of the Baskervilles at home.

2 comments:

Tracey said...

Hound of the Baskervilles was very good, you'll like it. I really should revisit them, I remember the stories, but I can't remember the names of them.
Great colors on the shawl! It's lookin' mighty spiffy!

Chris said...

Bobbles are evil!! I once knew how to do them without turning, but since I avoid them, I don't think I remember how. The shawl looks great!