Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Everything is Just Plummy

I'm all the way up to row 49 on the Damson, and it's looking good thus far. I've stopped counting after every single row, and instead am just doing a count before I place a lifeline. Even though I haven't used the lifelines since the very beginning of the project, I still feel like I need to put them in, as I don't trust myself.

After each row I'm doing an idiot check, just making sure that I have the correct number of yarn-overs and that they're in the correct places. So far so good.

Here's a shot of the current progress:

(taken from my cell phone. Sorry for the craptacular quality.)

So I'm quite pleased. I don't have any other projects on the needles other than Ella's shrug (Veronique). I still need to teach myself how to do the invisible provisional cast-on to move forward on this project, and I just haven't had the time to sit down and teach myself yet.

Although, on the plus side, I may be using my newfound love of lifelines as a place holder before I continue, as I think it will make the whole process smoother. I would say 'less intimidating' but to both my credit and detriment, I tend to be one of those "DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD" types of peoples, and just charge through something I don't know just for the hell of it.

So knitting life is good.

I think I'll cast on for the Monkeys next.


  1. Why, oh why does it make me chuckle to think of you saying all these knitting I'm thinking you're making all of this up!! But then I remember that it would be against your high moral standing to "mess" with words!!!

  2. Just for that, J, I am totally going to start making up words and throwing them out there on the blog to mess with you. :)

  3. HA!! Won't matter cuz I won't know if they're right or wrong....I don't know nuthin' 'bout birthin', that should have read, don't know nuthin' 'bout no knittin' words!!