Well, what a week it has been, I have a ton to talk about. First, the Ebbtide Shawl, I am ALMOST done! I only have 5 more rows of the Sand Dollar Edging left and I think just a few more rows after that. So it is very possible I can get that done tonight. Of course, I better not jinx myself. If you follow me on twitter you would have seen that on like Tuesday I tweeted that my goal was to finish the shawl by Thursday. Well, that night, I was knitting along and then realized that I was doing half of the Sand Dollar Edging BACKWARDS!!!!! I felt kind of dumb. So, after sitting in shock and feeling like a wanted to cry for a few minutes and letting a few four letter words leave my mouth, I took out all the way to the beginning of the last Feather and Fan repeat. UG Oh well. Mistakes happen.
Yes, Mistakes happen! That is part of knitting, that is part of life. You mess up on your knitting sometimes and you just take it back to before you made the mistake and start over. It happens, and now matter how long I have been knitting for and even in far future, mistakes in my knitting will happen. Of course, I think I even heard this once on Itsjustmegan’s old Podcast “Stitch It” she was asking if anyone just “fudges it” I think she said? Well, yeah, I fudge it. If it’s a big mistake like reading a pattern backwards, then I will take it out, but sometimes, depending on the project and my energy level at the time, if I purled when I should have knit, or ktog when I should have ssk’d I will just let it go, I have even been known to add and/or distract stitches if necessary. Doesn’t everyone? Anyone, do you fudge your work sometimes? It usually does come out looking pretty good and really who is going to say anything?
I have this long que of other projects for when I finish my Ebbtide, like redo and finish my CeCe Cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns and the Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, I have been wanting to do this cardigan since I heard about it and saw several people wearing theirs at CampKIP and am seriously SO excited to cast it on now. Even if I do so in the middle of July.
Yesterday, however, I saw this great cover-up top/poncho sort of thing in a newsletter from this LYS I have been to. I love it! They have it out of linen which is perfect for summer and the pattern but they recommend this yarn that is $38 a skein and you need 3 skeins! YIKES!!! I love yarn, but that is tooo rich for my blood even if the yarn is gorgeous. I’m honestly not going to mention the name of the yarn or the LYS because even though I love the place and will shop there again and again whenever I am in that town. I probably won’t by the yarn from them if I make the pattern. I looked that the other linen and linen blends they have, but I don’t think they are going to work so I may go to other stores online and see what I can find. I did try stash diving and do have some cotton which might work, but after too much thought, I decided it might be too thick.
In non-knitting news, I’m still training for the 5k. Only 3 weeks left. I am going to start week 4 for the Couch to 5K next week. Kind of nervous since I have to run for 5 minutes solid, but I was scared about 3 minutes last week and I did that so I can probably do 5 this week. I just have to believe in myself. I also broke down and bought some Herbalife shakes from my friend that sells it so hopefully that will help with some bootie and other issues I am having about my looks. I used to be super skinny and as I have gotten older my metabolism has slowed down. I’m not trying to be a size 2 again but to fit better in the clothes that I have would be great and to get myself to a size I am comfortable with would be good too. And its proving a little hard honestly. I love cheeseburgers and mayo and fried food.
I also have some tiny little girl drama I must share with you. I’m sure you will all laugh but here it goes. I have these 2 maxi dress because I love them. They are so comfy and I could live in them. These particular dresses however are 100% Rayon. I thought they were cotton so I really thought nothing of putting them in the washer and dryer. I always wash on cold gentle cycle and dry on no heat, however as we all know with Rayon, it shrinks. So they each shrunk in length too much for me. I could still wear it, but I bought them for length so I was seriously about to just throw them away and buy more. I was so pissed at myself. I did find out that you can rescue them, so today I soaked the separately in cold water and they are now hanging to dry and I have tugged on them a little to try to get them back to their length. So we shall see how it goes.
Ok, that’s all for this week, oh wait, I am really bad at some punctuation when it comes to titles, should I underline, put in quotation marks or italicize names of podcasts, other blogs, patterns etc? I forget. Third grade was a long time ago. So if you know, could you please tell me? Thank you.
Have a great week and happy knitting!
Remember, next Saturday ( June 9th) is World Wide Knitting in Public Day. If you are in the Ardmore, OK area and want to knit with the Ardmore Knitorious send me a message (comment on this) and I will tell you where we will be meeting, we would love to have you join us. Or you can find me on Ravelry as Lexikate81 or on Twitter @knittingbf.
Talk to you all soon.