Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The slog.

So my Rock Island has been the disaster shawl of 2012.

It took forever to finish the trim.

I screwed up the very simple first two rows of the lace charts about 16 times before getting it right.

After I FINALLY got going on the lace charts, a coworker grabbed my knitting out of my hands as I was knitting it (because she "just wanted to touch it to see if it was soft), and ripped about 50 stitches off the needles, causing me to have to rip back to my lifeline and reknit about three days of work.

And now, I'm slogging through approximately 10 billion rows of garter stitch.

But the end is near! (I hope)

Here it is in progress, with Beezer's tail, and our new rug:


  1. Oh that sucks! What person would do such a thing?

  2. That looks lovely. I can't wait to see it all done and blocked.

  3. I know what I had done with that coworker....
    But it will be finished, and it will look lovely - I know you by now :-)

  4. I love this photo. Looks like a film noir murder scene involving a cat, a shawl, and dripping blood!

  5. It looks like a beautiful shawl. I'd love to have a black one but I have a hard time knitting in black. I miss so many errors until it's too late!

  6. How are you not in jail for killing that co-worker??