So here they are:
I put aside the monkey socks to work on Ishbel. Once I started back on that, I didn’t want to put it down. I’m at the last two sections of lace, the edging pattern. I am pretty sure I messed up the lace somewhere in the second repeat of pattern A, but until I get it all stretched out blocking, I won’t be able to see where. I ended up on two separate rows being off by one stitch, so I just added an arbitrary YO where I thought it would look okay, and the other row I slipped a stitch instead of doing a YO.
The lace pattern repeats are mostly 8 rows long, and excepting the edge borders and the center stitches, the lace repeat is only 8 stitches, so pretty easy to move along. The lace is a mirror image, the second half of the row is a reversal of the first half. So I’m pretty sure that’s where I’ve messed up, in forgetting a YO or adding an extra one in.
If you look at the 5,000+ projects on the Rav, the Ishbel is a pretty popular pattern. I think it’s because even though it looks complicated, it’s not. The pattern gives two sizes, a large full sized shawl, and a smaller, scarf-like shawl. A lot of people have done combinations of the two sizes, i.e. the small size stocking stitch section but the large lace, or the reverse. I’m doing the small.
Those socks are also addicting. The No Purl version of the Monkey socks pattern is pretty quick. The pattern is an 11-row repeat, but 7 of those are straight knitting, so it moves along quickly. I’m using Zitron Trekking Maxima in colour 904 which reminds me of Fanta’s Orange Crush pop.
Apollo passed out and gone ‘zombie eyes’ after being brushed.
Poor mistreated little flower. Where’s her pillow? You expect her to rest her face on the bare (soft) leather?
It was very warm over the weekend (sloppy roads and salty snow on the sidewalks) and we had the poopers out for a good couple of long walks.
After vacuuming yesterday.
Oh, in other news, I’ve finished the Couch to 5K program – yay, me! Now I’m going to move onto a program that is in the Running Room Book of Running. It’s an advanced 5K program that goes back to 10:1 intervals. I hope that will let me build up some speed (and consequently distance). While I’ve completed the C25K program, I didn’t run 5K, but the 30 minutes continuously. I find that amazing!