Anxiously Awaiting

…my Master Knitter Level 2 submission results!  It’s been about 3 weeks now, so I have about 3 to 5 weeks wait left.  I’ve been trying to keep my mind off of it as best as I can.  I started a lace shawl right away, and I finished it about a week ago:

Finished Swallowtail Shawl

Pattern:  Swallowtail
Yarn:  Nightfall Fingering shawl ball in Robin’s Egg
Needles:  US 4
Started:  Jan 17, 2013
Finished:  Feb 2, 2013
Finished size:  24 inches high and 51 inches wide

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I did the called for 14 repeats of the budding lace chart, but wanted more of the lily of the valley than just two repeats, so I did 4 total repeats of that.  I worked the first and second chart, and then repeated the first and second chart (starting the first chart at row 3).  It meant that I had the wrong number of stitches for starting the edging chart – I was off by 4 too many stitches on each side. I added a decrease on each side of the triangles on the first row of the edging, and in between the paired yarnovers on row 3 at the edges of the triangles- this made my stitch counts work for the edging.

I ended up running out of yarn with just 2 rows and the bind off left (oops!), so I doubled up some black cobweb lace yarn I had for those few rows.

I also got around to blocking my sock scrap blankie that I finished oh so long ago:

Finally blocked the blankie

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It blocked out to a really nice size!  (And in blocking I discovered a hole made by Gracie the yarn-fiend kitty!  Ack!  I was able to repair it, but I am not a proficient crocheter, so it was a difficult thing!)

My current WiP is a pair of socks that had been hibernating for a while:

Rattlesnake Creek socks in progress

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They are now almost done.  I think I might pull out my Nightingale socks to finish next.

Happy Knitting! (And waiting…)

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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One Response to Anxiously Awaiting

  1. Brandon says:

    You’re a goddess!

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