Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ruth's Update


Here it is, my progress on the Catalina Shawl. The picture shows my work up to row 60 - 16 shy of a full first repeat. Before getting this far I had to frog a few times. And now that I look at it I see that I knit for part of a row where I should have purled (it looks like a crease to the right of the middle at about row 41 or so). For some reason the "crease" seems much longer in the picture than IRL. Upon finding the error I have become stalled. I really don't want to frog again! Now I think I have learned my lesson and will use lifelines every 10 rows or so.

One thing that is working really well are my markers - sterling silver closed jump rings (purchased at my local craft store).

The yarn is Fiddlesticks Knitting JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk in Garnet. With rolling my wraps per inch (WPI) tool, I have 26 WPI.

I would love to hear how the rest of you are doing!

5 comments:

Carol said...

It looks lovely. Where did you get your yarn? Fiddlesticks balls are generally larger, I thought.

Ruth said...

Thanks Carol. I purchased the Zephyr at http://www.thesweetsheep.com/
It did arrive looking larger, but I wound it using my ball winder. Interestingly it fit back into the ball band!

Debbie said...

I just bought the pattern and now I must admit I am lost.I really don't know how to read a graph.I am patiently waiting on word from you as to how to start this pattern beyond the garter stitch.Sorry I feel lost.

beth said...

Forgive my ignorance, but what does it mean to "frog"?

Ruth said...

debbie - i will get back to you about how to proceed on this pattern. i have to run now but i will help get you started sometime this week. okay?

to frog is to "rip it" that is take the work apart.

here is a link that is helpful http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/FEATwin03TT.html