Monday, November 12, 2007

Beginnings of a Christmas Shawl

Beginnings of a Christmas Shawl
Originally uploaded by gwendrr
This is the first "more difficult" pattern that I've attempted. It has a couple stitches that are new to me, but were easy once I looked them up. It's easy to get into a rhythm which makes it perfect for TV watching. I'm about 1/4 of the way finished, and I've got about a month and a half, which should be exactly enough time. I'm really excited about how easy this pattern has been for me, it's really raised my confidence and encouraged me to attempt more "more difficult" patterns!

When I first started it I backtracked fairly regularly when I realized I'd made a mistake. That was before I found my rhythm, now the mistakes come much less frequently. I made one mistake that was too long ago to backtrack, but my boyfriend says he wouldn't have noticed it in a million years. I'm trying to let it go. Ah the burdens of perfectionism in knitting!

The Cozy will also be accompanying me on the Disney Cruise in April! Those dinners are delicious, but the dinning rooms freezing and you're wearing almost nothing because it's the Caribbean.

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