Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Getting my mojo back...

Pomatomus the first is finished!



Ta da!

I was worried all the time I was knitting it because it seemed so long - especially the heel, but I was assured that this was normal and I'm pleased to say that it fits pretty well. It's a little loose, but not baggy, and I think the looseness is as much to do with the stretch of the pattern than it being too big.

However, Pomatomus the second may have to wait a while, because I got my lace mojo back!



Uh...ok, so it doesn't look like much at the moment and is, primarily, stockinette rather than lace, but when it grows up it's going to be a Magic of Spring Shawl.

I cast on on Sunday, so really it should be bigger than this by now, but I hit a bit of a stumbling block when I realised that I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do after chart 1. I had an idea of what needed to be done, but for some reason I couldn't make it make sense in my head. I checked everywhere I could for the answer, but this shawl hasn't been knit that often (about ten times) and apparently everyone else understood it all just fine. So, I sucked up my pride and messaged the designer for help. I go a response today, basically telling me that what I thought I had to do IS what I have to do, so now I'm back on with it and hopefully I'll have some lace to show off soon.

The Spring Leaves shawl is finally off the needles as well, so I'm going to grab my blocking wires and break them out! Quite excited about this...

For more WIPs, see Tami's Amis.

6 comments:

paula said...

Yay for finished sock! Love the yarn you chose for it -- interesting, but not so busy that it obscures the pattern. Glad you've solved your shawl chart mystery. It's awesome how many designers are willing to answer questions.

Danielle@A stash Addicts Ramblings said...

oh wow those socks are to dye for!!
got your mojo back and some!!

Carla said...

Yay for finishing the sock!!
Oh that shawl is going to be gorgeous, I wish you luck!

Kathleen said...

Yay for a finished (and gorrrgeous) sock! :D And the yarn for that shawl is just lovely, like a lightly cloudy spring sky.

Tami Klockau said...

Holy smokes, I love your Pomatomus. It's amazing. The baby blue lace is gorgeous too. Can't wait to see the shawl grow!

Yarndancer said...

Lovely socks!! And your shawl is going to be beautiful in that gorgeous blue! :D