I decided to rework how the two main meet the third and … I’m stuck. I’ve been letting them argue it out while I dye yarn and knit. Hopefully they’ll figure it out and I’ll be able to just write it down already.
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor. I’m closing in on the end and the story lines are getting wrapped up. It’s still as wonderful of a story as I remember it being.
Knitting: The shawl and I have had … words. Somehow it snuck an extra yarn over in a line and I didn’t see it until I went back across the row so I unpicked quite a bit before realizing I could just take up the slack and use a sharp needle to tighten all the stitches back across. A row and a half later and I was back on track. I’m only a few rows away from a color change so that should be interesting. I love watching how this shifts through the chosen colors. It’s knitting up quite a bit faster than my first one did. Part of that is going and buying sharper needles for the lace work. Now I have no clue how I managed the whole shawl the first time on such blunt tips. *laugh*
It looks like mostly nothing so far since it’s only 5 rows but it’s a design that’s been poking at me. It’s something I can work on in the car or other times when I can’t focus on a pattern (so far) so it’s probably not going to grow very fast since I’m still putting most of my time into customer stuff.
Another experiment … this time with kool-aid rather than food dye. If nothing else the yarn now smells of grape. If the yarn turns out the way I’d like then it’ll be made into one set of mitts, if not then I have a different pattern in mind for it.
It’s no wonder I’m tired … wow.