WIP Wednesday: Blue Eggs


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.

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.


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


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


  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


  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.


  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.


  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.


  7. omlair says:

    beautiful shawl, even if it is causing you dramas!


  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.


  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


  10. Shadow Byrd says:

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


  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.


  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.


  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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