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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mindy's Stole - still knitting

Well, here we are 14 years after casting on for this stole and we're not quite done yet - but we're definitely getting there. Mindy, there's a great chance you'll be able to wear this in the retirement home! Actually, its not that bad - yet. I'm still on the second to last chart before the edging. This is probably the most difficult chart in the pattern because it's mostly yarn overs and their decreases, but there are still random knit stitches thrown in. The fact that each row is different and it doesn't really follow a visual pattern (you can't really "read" the knitting on the cherry blossom section the way you can on the basketweave), means you have to really concentrate on what you're doing. On the other hand, as long as your stitch count stays consistent, if you throw in an extra YO/Dec combo or leave one out, no one will ever know. Since I wrote the pattern and this stole will be the one photographed as representative of the pattern, I figure it better actually follow the pattern. Maybe I'm just being silly though.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

14 years...wow, that's going to be a big celebration when you finish!

Best wishes,
AKA Alys Mum.
PS You rotter, you've given me the lace bug! :-)

6:32 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Well Melanie, I am sure this stole will be gorgeous - hard to tell at this point but once blocked I am sure the magic will pull through. You do beautiful work!
We will stick through this with you. Patience is a virtue!

9:34 PM  

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