Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Testing...testing...123...

One of the problems with being on holiday is that the days tend to run into each other. As a result, I forgot it was Wednesday today, so this is a WIP Wednesday with no photos.

My main project, however, is not one that I can take pictures of. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was doing a test knit. There is a deadline to it, but it's not for a while, so I've been working on it between other projects and I'm now more than halfway through. The pattern is an enjoyable one - complex enough to keep my interest, but easy enough to be able to watch TV and suddenly realise I've done three repeats, but best of all, I've been able to pick out some errors. Nothing major at all, just something that got missed in a rewrite and a couple of checks over technicalities that may lead to a slight rewording, but it makes me feel like I've actually been useful as a test knitter. I think that maybe if I had just knit the item and it had all been fine I would have been questioning why I was needed as a test knitter at all.

As I said though, the deadline is not for a little while yet, so today I decided I would finally cast something on using my Wollmeise. After a LOT of searching, I finally settled on the Frangipani Shawl. At the moment though, I've only cast on a few stitches.

So my WIPs this week include a project I cannot take photo's of and one that's not worth taking photo's of. Probably a good thing I forgot about taking them then...

For more WIP's, see Tami's Amis.

7 comments:

paula said...

Ooh, pretty lace knitted up in Wollmeise... Personally, I'm a little sad about no pictures. Hope you're enjoying your holiday!

chemicalika said...

When it's bigger than the two rows of stockinette I currently have, I promise I will take lots of pictures, just for you :)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

What a great pattern choice! It's good of you to volunteer to test knit something - it's invaluable to the whole knitting community to come to the patterns after they've been thoroughly vetted!

Carole said...

Loving the shawl pattern :) and Wollmeise is another of those yarns on my must try list.

RugbyMad said...

Be proud of yourself that you were a brilliant test knitter. You not only completed the project but were so diligent to pick up minor errors that would have normally gone overlooked.

Can't wait to see the shawl, I love seeing the colours everyone chooses.

pinkundine said...

Gorgeous pattern for your Wollmeise, it'll be stunning :)

Kate said...

You'll have pictures up soon I hope. I love to drool over beautiful lace shawls. I'm working on my first now.