I’m starting to figure out the work rhythm. It’s looked good on paper from the beginning but the first couple weeks were a bumpy adjustment. I’m into week 4 already. It’s been like the blink of an eye. Shawl progress, on the other hand, is approaching another slowdown, perhaps even a screeching halt.
It was just four weeks yesterday since I picked up this green Western Sky Knits dk. I ran out of the dark grey. It’s a discontinued yarn, naturally! No more to be found. So stripes it was! Last week I finished my striped section. I reserved judgement on it until I was well into the next light stripe.
I have officially decided it’s acceptable. I may even like it, in the future. Phew! Just in time for the next phase of worry. I’m back to playing yarn chicken, and I think loosing again. I was hoping the extra ball of light grey would be enough to get me through the next section.
I’m still hoping. Apparently, I’m stupidly optimistic when it comes to knitting. I don’t think there’s any way I have enough yarn left for 13 more short rows (meaning it’s really 26 rows.) Each pair of rows gets 10 stitches shorter as I go, I think this is where the optimism comes in. They’re getting shorter…it’s only 140 stitches right now, that’s not even very many, right? RIGHT?
Ha! So what color stripes do I add this time? At least I can have a plan when my hands catch up to the inevitable shortage my brain is certain about.