Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Iffy Squiffy

So here I am in my favourite place, 'sort of' on holiday - Lottie is in Italy with her Dad and Dave is working albeit from the kitchen here instead of his office at home! Ted made the journey across the country in the back of the car quite happily and has his fan keeping him cool along with a new gazebo to give him some shade in the garden. There will be no walks along the beach and paddling for us as it would be mean to leave him behind and he would know where we were going (he can read minds)!

So my project to keep me company is my Ifigenia shawl kit, somehow I managed to get my first choice - make a plan! I must admit that this is my most challenging knit ever! My first few rows were knitted and tinked so many times but I have found that a magnetic row marker and a highlighter post it keep me on track and I also have a couple of stitch markers placed between the edging / mesh section and the split between the 2 chart pages - the theory being if I have the right number of stitches in each section I only have a partial row to tink back if something is amiss. I have not done true 'knitted lace' before and this is certainly a challenge.

Hopefully I should have more progress later in the week but for now I am going to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!


busybusybeejay said...

I am very impressed.If you are finding it difficult there is no hope for me!I have put mine on one side for the moment.I am doing the Spider Stitch shawl from Yarn Forward in Posh yarn ,Sylvia.It's a glorious raspberry pink colour but the pattern is easy to do.

Claire said...

It's looking very beautiful already, I can't wait to see what the finished shawl will look like. I am still glum at having missed out - I'm going to see if I can just buy the pattern off their Ravelry site.

Sorry to hear that Ted can't manage the walks - how is he apart from all of that?

Lucky Lottie - I hope she has a lovely time in Italy and I hope you have a lovely time in your holiday home :) Not that I'm at all green with envy - which would be silly as to be honest I am living in a holiday home all the time here by the sea in Hythe.