Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic. – Robin Sharma
Way back on June 1st 2015, I cast on eagerly with the many participants of Kirsten Kapur’s MKAL. I started off like a knitter on fire and kept pace with all the clues until clue #4 arrived. I knit about half of it and then Summer Busy kicked in high gear, and the knitting languished. Tucked away in a bag – out of sight, out of mind.
Joy? Or no joy…
Well, how can this sunny yellow not bring joy. So, I picked up the knitting and forged ahead. I finished the body of the shawl quickly, and then began to knit with the yellow. I made a rather large mistake in reading the pattern so I tested my knitterly skills by threading a circular needle through – a rather bold lifeline – and ripped back to correct the mistake. I am glad I did, because I love how the mesh lace looks.
I had one
small large problem during blocking – one that has never happened to me before. I am not sure if I missed stitches during the knitting or if a strand of yarn broke. I had a small large moment of panic but, I put the loose stitches on a stitch marker on and hoped for the best.
Once dried, I transferred the stitches to a needle and reknit them as best I could. The repair is not perfect, but I do not think it is all that noticeable when you are not focused on the mending.
This finish, while late, feels epic indeed, and after yesterday’s frogging – an epic finish was definitely in order.
OMG that is gorgeous!!! Love it!!!
It’s stunning; I really like the contrast between the two colours!
Definitely Joy, with a capital J!I love the colors you chose, that one last transition row of black pearl before the mesh lace starts in earnest, and the polka-dotted skirt(?)peeking out. Really, really beautiful!
Hooray for finishing! I love it and I think your fix looks great.
The colors are so pretty and remind me of spring!! It’s the perfect time for a new shawl, with the cool breezes of spring dancing across your shoulders. ENJOY!
It’s lovely! I think you did an amazing job finishing it, congratulations!
Good work on the finishing — and, WOW, what a great fix! I love the mesh on that shawl (not so much the knitting of it, but the looking at it). I wear my version of that shawl quite a lot; bet you will, too.