WIP Wednesday: Blue Eggs

Reading:

Ganymede by Cherie Priest. I’m only a couple of chapters into this one but I’m already enjoying it. There’s been new characters added and a glimpse of some old ones that we didn’t get to see as much of in older books in the series. I’m sure it’s going to be a fun read, just like the others have been.

Knitting:
The first time I started this pattern I got to Row 3 of Chart B and then became convinced that I had a counting issue. This is standard since I numbers and I aren’t exactly best buds. So I ripped the row back and started over. That changed nothing. I ripped back to the last row of Chart A since I ‘knew’ that one was correct, nope. I counted and recounted my stitches … that didn’t give any insights. I even slid stitches over as I verbally worked through the pattern, no change.

Sighing in defeat I ripped it all out and started over since by then I’d convinced myself that I didn’t really like the density of the yarn and went up a needle size, plus my 4 has a smoother join than my 3. Two days later I was back to Chart B. Huh .. I hadn’t had a counting problem, it just looked different than I expected. Last night when I finally reached  row 7 I did have a counting problem. (I should probably not knit as much when I’m tired.) Soon the end of the shawl looked like this:

And 40 long minutes later …..

After that though it went to time out while I took a break.

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13 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Blue Eggs

  1. Tawnee Isner says:

    It looks lovely, and the color is amazing. I don't get along with numbers also and I tend to hibernate projects when the numbers keep changing… Good luck on your project

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  2. wow – I'd take a break after that too! But it looks like it's going to be lovely.

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  3. Wool Diaries says:

    I love your shawl. I am really glad that you figured out what happened and that you could correct it without frogging the entire thing AGAIN

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  4. Shadow Byrd says:

    I can only stick things in hibernation for a short period since I normally work on commission. *laugh* Thank you for the luck, I suspect I'll need it.

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  5. Shadow Byrd says:

    Yeah, it was time to blow things up in Star Wars after that. *laugh* But I'm back to being thrilled with it today.

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  6. Shadow Byrd says:

    I can't wait to see it all come together. 😀 I think having to frog it all again would have really put a damper on my enthusiasm.

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  7. omlair says:

    beautiful shawl, even if it is causing you dramas!

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  8. Mayari says:

    It is so beautiful Shadow! I cannot wait to wear it! =) I'm sorry it caused you issues but it looks so worth it. I play Star Wars too ^^ btw.

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  9. Well I've had a couple of similar crochet-hook-rescue moments recently so you have my sympathy and I'm so glad you fixed it without having to rip it out again. It'll be worth it when it's done- it looks lovely x

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  10. Shadow Byrd says:

    I think it's my bad relationship with numbers that's the problem. LOL

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  11. Shadow Byrd says:

    Oh Yay!! I'm glad you like it so far! I think I just need to watch the numbers closer.What server do you play on the most? I'm only on The Corsair at the moment but have considered other servers.

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  12. Shadow Byrd says:

    I do think it's going to be lovely … I'm just really glad I could find it. I think ripping it out would have really set me back in enthusiasm.

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  13. Mayari says:

    My husband, best friend John, and I play on Drooga's Pleasure Palace lol =) I'm a Sorcerer healer, hubby's a dps BH, and friend is BH tank! I'm leveling a BH healer atm too named Corvus'mellori. Just IM if you ever get curious and are on ^^ I can't stop lavishing over the shawl! Be prepared for me to spam photos on FB when I get it lol =)

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