I'm still working on the Circular shawl, but it's coming along.
As you may know, I started this project in the Spring. Having some strange problem with counting out stitches to 30, I kept frogging back to correct the miscount. Then summer rolled around and it was too hot to work with wool, so I put it away for the season. When I picked it up again, I could have just added or decreased stitches to even it out as I went along, but let's face it, I'm a little anal with my hooking and the yarn was not very forgiving in this case and the adjustments were just too many. That being said I started over and made a small adjustment to the curve of the chevron in the middle. Not bad for a project I only do while riding the subway and my Tuesday lunch break at work.
The Addiction clock shows that I have succeeded in embracing denial long passed my personal best time for not buying yarn, but I will need to start that clock over soon so as to finish this project and finish several others: an afghan and a throw that I have not worked on in over a year, donation project for the Combined Federal Campaign, the holiday rush and getting ready for new babies within the family. Not doing many commissioned projects this year, partly due to my focus being elsewhere, i.e. updating and replacing things around the apartment and trying some new craft techniques in fiber (I’ll show you later). The tightening of purse strings has also effected commissions, some people cutting back on the “luxuries”, but in spite of that I still did get a few commissions. Luckily for me they are easy, chunky yarn, big hook scarf and hat stuff. But even with all of this, I want this shawl done before the first really cold weekend so that we Meir Cats can curl up in warmth and fashion. As usual the naked kids are helpful in assisting me. As you can see from the photo, Maus is preventing the accidental flying away of the shawl and Jake is giving a physical critique of my work, although I have yet to understand his interpretation of my progress. Is he trying to get up under it to see the reverse stitching or is he trying to dig a hole to bury it? Not yet sure.
Moshe is out of frame, but equally excited about the texture of this Berroco Peruvian Highland Wool (Is that anything like Corinthian leather? What, no wool in the low lands?) Anyway, I hope to have it completed at the least by Thanksgiving. Hopefully…