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I declare my independence from… July 4, 2009

Filed under: 1 — tracinginthesand @ 10:31 pm

Honestly, I don’t know. I celebrated the 4th of July by going to see fireworks with my boyfriend, and then getting ice cream at Dairy Queen. I didn’t bring knitting with me. There is no knitting of anything but lace this summer. Well, lace and a pair of baby booties. (The baby booties are a present. And they’re small. It’ll be fun!)

I finished Summer Into Fall, and enjoyed it. I did offset an entire chart by one stitch, but it isn’t quite as noticeable as it could have been. I mean, it could have been on fire. Right now I’m working on the smaller version of the Sampler Shawl from Victorian Lace Today, and it’s going splendidly. I tried to compensate for knitting so tightly by working the shawl on US 5s instead of US 3s, and I think it’s coming out a little looser than Ms. Sowerby intended. I really like the results I’m getting, though I’m glad I have more than the pattern says I need. It seems like I would be coming up a little short if I only had what the pattern requires. Though that might also be a function of it coming out looser. It is an utter mystery, left and right. Still, it is a very pretty shawl. I can’t imagine what I’ll knit next.


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