I didn’t win but at least I figured it out before I got too far into the lace motif. The Kindness shawl is off the needles and blocked. I had 48 inches of yarn left after I did one row of the lace motif and an extra row of knitting.
I love it!
I love the colors.
I love the yarn.
It’s the perfect size to wrap around my neck instead of a bulky scarf.
And I only found one mistake. But I don’t care. At least it’s not a dropped stitch!
With any luck, she will have them on her feet tomorrow…
Several people have asked me about the soles. I found some “replacement carpet” for cars and trucks at Wal-Mart several years ago (2003 perhaps) when we put some new carpet in Mr. Aitch’s truck. It was easy to cut and hand sew so I tried it on the bottom of the slippers. The texture is similar to a thick felt though this is polyester. It’s good but does wear out. I bought a roll for under $10 (can’t remember the brand name) just for this purpose but I haven’t seen it at our local store for a few years. Layers of denim/old jeans, canvas or wool quilted together or even leather will also work as soles.
A second Spindrift wrap is off the needles, blocked and on its way to a new home.I just used pins for this one as I didn’t have my blocking wires at the time and I was in a hurry to get this blocked.
Lacy type knitting evidently isn’t my forte but I’m going to keep trying. A double yarn over here or a missed stitch? I don’t know but it won’t unravel so I’m calling it good.
Besides who will notice it when worn?
I did reblock the first Spindrift that had several challenges and it looks so much better. I used the new blocking wires for this and was really impressed with how easy it was to shape the wrap.
I picked up the dropped stitch and used a crochet hook to “knit” it down to the eyelet and tacked it down.
I probably should have just tacked the stitch where it was dropped as the result of trying to take it to the edge or in this case a change in pattern caused a line of tight stitches.
But blocking helped relax those to some extent. My cast-on needs some practice, too.
Lesson learned. I hope I can remember it again!
This cowl is for my grandson, brother of the twins. I can’t send them something and ignore him!
The pattern is the Neon Jungle Cowl but I made some modifications that can be found on my Ravelry page here. I liked the thermal-type texture of the Broken Rib Stitch and it looks good on both the right side and wrong side.
The color is a multi-hunter green but looks more bluish here.