Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yarn Along


I'm having doubts blog friends.  The knitting is not going so fast. 


It's been a slog.  I'm not sure why.   This needs to be done by late tomorrow.  Why late tomorrow? Because it needs to be blocked.  A hard block so the lace pops. And that requires serious blocking which will take more than a quick overnight job.  I don't think blocking Friday night and packing it up with me Saturday is going to work.

The good news is that I'm on chapter 20 of Outlander and it has been my audio companion during this "difficult" shawl.  I can finally say I like the book and am getting hooked.

Ok - there's knitting to be done (well, after that 9-5 job thing).  Wish me luck.

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19 comments:

Carole Julius said...

Do you have another shawl that will work with your outfit? Hooray for Outlander love!

karen said...

wishing you oodles of luck that you meet your deadline. It is not fun when knitting is slogging.....:(

flyingjen said...

Damn that work thing. It gets in the way of knitting.

Evelyn Hender said...

Would steam work quicker for blocking? I know what you mean about needing to block longer but maybe pinning it out and giving it a thorough steam will sort it enough that you can wear it? It does look nice already though :)

Joy said...

I made one shawl. I will never make another one. It takes for.ev.er. with so little to show in progress.

Laura said...

The 9-5 thing is terribly pesky, getting in the way of more important things like knitting ;)

Good luck getting it done! It's going to lovely to wear, I'm sure.

Julie said...

I think it looks lovely! Hope you finish it in time!! :) (great colors, too!)

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I am sending lots of good knitting vibes your way, you can get it done, blocked and in the mail by Saturday, nothing but positive thoughts!

mamasmercantile said...

Fingers crossed that you manage to get it done, it is looking great already.

Elizabeth Benson said...

I love that you love Outlander! I'm sure you've been warned taht it's an addiction! The books are wonderful; each one as good as the next in my opinion. The shawl is beautiful and best of luck to you getting it packable for the weekend!

Elizabeth Benson said...

I love that you love Outlander! I'm sure you've been warned taht it's an addiction! The books are wonderful; each one as good as the next in my opinion. The shawl is beautiful and best of luck to you getting it packable for the weekend!

Sarah said...

Oh pretty! I am sorry it sounds like it might not be finished in time but it is going to be beautiful!

fjord girl said...

Such a pretty mix of colors- you have patience knitting a shawl!

elns said...

Cheering you on, but regardless you're going to have a lovely shawl!

slogging. ha!

Janet said...

Sending lots of positive thoughts you meet your deadline. The shawl will be beautiful.

Leigh M. said...

oh dear, my fingers are crossed for you, good luck! your shawl is looking so pretty already that i'm sure pushing through the slog will be totally worth it in the end :)

Reinventing Mother said...

You can do it!!!

Veronica SnowflakeFaerie said...

You have a lovely blog! thanks for your visit to mine :)
Love all your socks!
Hope you managed to finish the shawl!
I love outlander too :)
Have a lovely day!
Veronica

Martina @ snapshotsandwhatnots said...

Oh must give Outlander a listen once I've finished the Game of Thrones series (my knitting companion at the moment!). Good luck on getting the shawl finished in time!

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