Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nine....and a bit.

Today I thought I finished my tenth shawl. I have been working at my Annis with flying fingers since I started it on Wednesday night during Glee, beading and purling at the speed of light in that delicious Visual Purple. I took it to my knitting group today with hopes of getting just a few rows closer to the end and with the help of a good caffeine buzz and an extra long knitting session, I even managed to bind off at my knitting group withJasmine's moral support. And my newly finished shawl is.....way too small. It's fabulous, and wonderful, and beady, and by no stretch of the imagination could it ever be anything more than a scarf. It's still lovely, but I really wish I had knitted something else for my tenth shawl, that way it would have actually been a shawl. I guess the Paige-gauge was too much- and now the shawl is too little.
Since plan A, B, and C for 10 shawls in 2010 have failed, we move on to plan D. I just need to figure out what that is first. Wish me luck.


Kim said...

Well, it's a very lovely scarf. I've no idea whether it's feasible with knit, but would it be possible to undo the bind off and work some more on it?

Paige Darling said...

Why thank you! It is possible to unpick the cast-off and pick up the stitches again and keep going, but in this instance I don't think it's a good way to go about it. There isn't that much yarn left, and part of the charm of the scarf (I think) is the shaping- which I would lose should I go back and add to it. Plus I've only got enough yarn for about 5-6 more rows, so it's hardly worth the effort for the extra inch. I think I'll make one more shawl (very quickly) and learn to love my new scarf for what it is.

Kim said...

OH, yeah. If there's only enough left for another inch or so then there really is no point.