icarus has entered the phase of not so mindless knitting. i am very much enjoying the knitting still. if you are familiar with this shawl pattern (from the summer issue of interweave knits), i am on chart 3. if you are unfamiliar, i'm getting closer to the end!
though the knitting has slowed down, with the number of stitches spanning across each row, i still am making steady progress. i'm still knitting mistake free too. i had considered using a lifeline, but decided against that. i'd never used one before, and like the idea of knitting dangerously!
so, when i'm in a situation that distracts me from counting my repeats, i knit on this instead ....
my scarf is about 3.5' long now. it's simple seed stitch, with slip stitched edges. though it appears totally monotonous, it's not. it's actually quite a challenge, as i've been trying to teach myself to carry the yarn in my left hand. therefore, every stitch is a challenge, and i'm contantly trying to figure out another way to get the yarn around the needle, especially for the knit stitch.
and, what could be more satisfying than knitting up this wonderfully soft and pretty malabrigo?