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Monday, September 26, 2011


Kleio spent all last week waiting for me to do the second braid.  The braids, while they look really interesting (and don't photograph that easily), and add a lot to the design, are not fast and they can't really be worked in different knitting sessions.  Which means I needed a big chunk of time that I knew I could work fairly uninterrupted to do a braid.  I've been worrying about running out of my main color of yarn (it's Socks That Rock Lightweight in Rook-y), so when I started Kleio, I cast on for two fewer repeats to save some yarn.  When I started the second braid, I weighed my main color and had 42 grams left.  Four and a half hours later (see, I wasn't kidding about the big chunk of time), I weighed it again and had 34 grams left.  So I should be OK to get it finished.  As you can see above, I've done the stockinette stripe after the second braid and now I'm ready to do the third braid and the cast off edging and then Kleio is finished!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness! I though it was just me that took nearly 6 hours to complete my first braid and ended up in one very tangled mess. I do admit to a lot of cursing under my breath and the thought of having to complete another two is filling me with dread, but I agree - they definitely do look great.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Oh, but it is so pretty! I can't wait to start mine but I'm being really fussy about what yarns to use. I have heavy weight STR that's named after my home state (RI), but not sure what to match it with. Such pretty colors you used.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful. I did braids on mittens before ... love the look, but not something I enjoyed terribly. Love the colors you picked for the shawl!

7:20 AM  

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