Mr. Aitch and I are finally back home from an extended vacation out west. Along the way, we stopped to visit friends and family. While stuck on the Interstate due to an accident, I began knitting a shawl based on the beginning of the Kindness shawl.
I didn’t want to deal with constantly looking at my work so I changed from stockinette stitch to plain garter stitch. For non-knitters that means I knit every row.
Mr. Aitch drove the entire trip (his choice) which meant that I could knit when not navigating or knitting the row with the eyelets and the row after.
I knit about one third to one half while away and finished it once we got back home.
Good thing as I was running out of yarn and I had to dive into my stash for some coordinating colors to knit the last several rows.
The shawl took a bath yesterday for blocking when I realized that I wasn’t extremely happy with it.
The eyelets are way out of line below the green line.
Plus I dropped a stitch. Didn’t see that until I started stretching it out for blocking. You can see the wonky eyelets better below…along with the dropped stitch.
I might tink it back to the eyelet row (which includes the dropped stitch) and begin adding the coordinating yarns earlier since I already know I won’t have enough. They would blend in better.
But for now, it’s going to hibernate.