I finally finished (and I use the term loosely – keep reading) Clue #3 in the Michelle Hunter Mystery Shawl KAL. I have 48 grams of Rylie left for Clue #4. The pattern says I should have 50 grams. Just how many yards of Rylie are in a gram?? Now I’m worried about running out of yarn!!
I learned some valuable lessons working this clue. First of all, Mona can fix anything! Not only can she fix it, she is willing to spend 1.5 hours fixing it! She has a sixth sense when it comes to correcting errors — even when we had no idea why there was an error(s)! For her expertise and help I volunteer to organize her stash — yes folks you heard it here — organize her stash. I’ve never seen her stash, but it is definitely legendary!
Next, I learned the value of a life line and will never be without one again! I also learned some new stitch patterns in clue #3: Mrs. Hunter’s Pattern (a wonderful 7 row pattern)
and the Garter Stitch Lace Ladder (a not-so-wonderful 2 row pattern). I first thought, “just how hard could a simple 2 row pattern be!” and I kept merrily knitting along. That’s when it all went to hell in a hand-basket. See my previous blog for an explanation — I can’t bear to relive it! The pattern uses SSK and it got me to thinking — what’s the difference between SSK and K2Tog through the back loop?? Anybody understand the difference, or are they the same stitch??
Well, I survived the dreaded Garter Stitch Lace Ladder — all 4 repeats! I wish I could say that I did those rows beautifully, but they are a bit messy and don’t look like Michelle Hunter’s example. I’m hoping that a good blocking will make my ladders at least presentable.
I’m two stitches short somehow at the end of row 152, but hoping I can add 2 in the first row of Clue #4 or maybe I can tink row 152 and see if row 151 has the right number of stitches. Oh, what to do???
Or maybe I should go back to the lifeline in row 142 and do it over again???? What do you think??? Not sure I can bear it!