I have really tried to NOT knit on the sock this week. I want to get the shawl finished so I can use it while we still have a chill in the air. The sock is so easy and yells really loudly to me whenever I sit down to knit but I take a deep breath and ignore it. I did knit a few rows when I took my mother to the hair salon because beads and a chart are not user friendly at the hair salon.
I am nearing the end of the second to the last chart on the shawl. I’ve got a good system for working with the chart that still allows me to knit comfortably in bed in front of the TV though I think the counting out loud when placing YOs and K2Togs is driving The Husband around the bend. At least they’ve all caught on that if I’m counting DON’T TALK TO ME. I hope that by Wednesday when next you see the shawl I will have moved it to the longest needle and will be working on the final chart. At that point I will start thinking about the edge of the shawl. I may have to add a larger edging since I am using lace weight and the pattern calls for fingering weight and I want something that is sized appropriately. Currently I am undecided about putting beads in the edging. I don’t want to take away from the star chart aspect of the shawl but I also like the idea of having the edge of the shawl have some weight to it. What do you think?