I was so very close to being done with Radiance- I was on the very last knit row before the bindoff, and then disaster struck. Well, actually, disaster had struck several rows before, but I didn’t notice it until that point. It appeared that I had dropped a stitch at the end of the last lacey section and it had unravelled several more rows. I wish I had taken a picture for you, but I was too horrified to think about that, so a verbal description will have to suffice. There was a huge hole. In the middle of my shawl.
It seemed too far back to just drop that section’s stitches down, so I made the very painful decision to frog back to the problem. It really wasn’t that may rows, but they are so long that it was still a ton of stitches. To make matters worse, Malabrigo Lace does not like to unravel. It clings to itself and generally makes everything a mess.
I finally got all of my 506 stitches picked back up last night, and am finishing up the last lace section now (for the second time). Then I just have the increases, garter stitch section and the picot (I think?) bind-off.
My other WIPs are coming along much better, especially in comparison. The next chart for the Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl came out yesterday, but I haven’t had time to do much with it yet. I’ve been flying through the past several clues, finishing them up within a couple of days of when they are published (every Tuesday); however, I really want to get my Radiance off the needles so I’m working a bit less on the Summer Solstice. I still intend to get this chart finished before the next one comes out, however!
I’m really enjoying working on my Honey Bunches shawlette. I love the colors of the yarn, and the pattern seems to be working well with it. Would the pattern stand out better in a solid color? Of course. However, it’s a simple enough pattern that it works just fine with the variegated yarn, and I like it.
I am in the middle of the second garter-stitch section. While not on the lace sections, this makes fantastic travel knitting- it’s just knit knit knit for most of the row, with easy-peasy increases on the end.
What are you working on this week? Want to see everyone else’s WIPs? Head on over to Tami’s Amis’ WIP Wednesdays.