Trying to type with an icepack–but it’s definitely all good
Sunday August 30th 2015, 10:45 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,Life

Just one long row at a time, I told myself.  Then rest the hands for the rest of each hour–I didn’t want to push them into a more lasting inflammation than the little bit going on. There is not a single painkiller I can safely take.

Other than icepacks. Done.

On the hour I picked those needles back up again. Then I put them back down.

Yeah that all worked just fine till about 8:00 p.m. when I just kept pushing on through till ten with one nagging break to go read a newspaper article, because I was so close to being finished and I so wanted my inner vision to become real and accomplished and right there in front of me at long last. This one had been a long time coming.

I started this shawl during my cousins reunion trip over the Fourth of July–where I forgot my instructions so I just had to make it up as I went along.

Ad-libbing may be freeing but it’s also a whole lot slower: you constantly have to stop, take stock of where you’ve been and where you’re going and how much yarn you have left and make sure it’ll be what you want it to come out looking like and that you’ve got the yardage to do it. Will it pinch in below the shoulders? Stop weigh count consider.

It made for slow progress. But it was becoming something new entirely and the closer it got the faster it was finally going and by the time I went to bed last night I knew exactly what every single remaining row was going to be and I was totally falling in love with it like never before.

It’s the lace weight that Melinda of Tess Designer Yarns surprised me with and it exactly matches a favorite shirt.

Tomorrow: cast off. Block.

Wear, with an inner thank you Melinda’s way every time.

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Hooray! Sounds like you are feeling better. Can’t wait to see what the new shawl looks like after the bath & blocking.

Comment by DebbieR 08.31.15 @ 6:05 am

A great plan!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.31.15 @ 7:44 am

It is a lovely shade of blue — ice blue, wouldn’t you say? 😉

Comment by twinsetellen 08.31.15 @ 4:49 pm

I always forget how little lace looks before it’s blocked. Thanks for the reminder.

Glad you got to finish and make your inner vision a reality.

Comment by RobinM 08.31.15 @ 7:38 pm

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