Silk and slick
Thursday November 15th 2012, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

Pure silk (they’ve got new dk stock in, price includes postage, save some cream for me) requires a bit of constant grip as you go so that I don’t drop it (again) and have a line of stitches running madly (I lucked out, I was near the end of the row and it wasn’t hard to fix).

Which means I can only do so much of it at a time and then I have to give my hands a break for awhile. Which is frustrating when I want to make holiday headway.

Till I made myself stop, look at it, look at the print-out date on the bottom of the page, and remember: this shawl is nearly 2/3 done. I started it Monday evening. Honestly, that’s not shabby.

Pass the icepacks.

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I wish I could knit as fast as you do!

Comment by Jody 11.16.12 @ 6:53 am

Lovely! And that reminds me… Spinning retreat tomorrow and I have silk hankies.

Comment by Channon 11.16.12 @ 7:46 am

Warm hats for the homeless encampment, one done, another started. At least, it is progress.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.16.12 @ 7:52 am

wow! you knit at lightening speed — especially with that slippery silk

give yourself a (much deserved) break — you’ll finish in time!!

Comment by Bev 11.16.12 @ 9:45 am

Look out! You’ll get a ticket for speeding!

Comment by Don Meyer 11.16.12 @ 9:52 am

Whoa friend! You’re leaving us in the dust! Alas, silk is so fun to work with, it’s hard to put it down, even with its slippery tendency. So I suppose you just have to finish it. But ice more often, OK?

Comment by DebbieR 11.16.12 @ 1:32 pm

Definitely not shabby!


Comment by RobinM 11.16.12 @ 3:22 pm

Found the MadTosh store in FW this morning after the Grandparents’ Day at “Chilton Academy.” Definitely worth a detour the next time you’re in Texas, and only a few blocks away from where I was living before I married Beloved 🙂

Comment by Lynn 11.16.12 @ 5:19 pm

Can we do a knitalong so I can draft on you?

Comment by twinsetellen 11.16.12 @ 5:42 pm

*gives Alison ice packs* I am so happy you’ve been able to make so much progress – unexpectedly, it seems.

Best wishes for a continued improvement on your health. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 11.16.12 @ 7:40 pm

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