H was away all weekend at a LARPing thing. The Husband took N to a lacrosse tournament on Saturday. They played 3 games, winning one, tying one and losing one. Then Sunday N had a lacrosse game which they won. I spent much of my time cleaning and baking. I make some yummy cookies but neglected to take photos. They came out kind of ugly though they taste really good. My real obsession on the weekend was Celestarium.
On Saturday evening I completed the last rows of chart E. I then moved the shawl to a larger needle and added more stitch markers in preparation of the final increase and the start of the final chart. There are now well over 500 stitches on the needle so knitting a row takes a while. I was able to do 5 rows yesterday which doesn’t sound like a lot but is. I’ve also learned a few things. It is way easier to knit a black/gray yarn on a silver needle than on a darker blue needle. A needle with a super smooth join makes sliding the stitches along effortless. I can’t believe how much of a difference this has made. I didn’t even know how much extra work I was doing with the other needle. I wish I had switched sooner. My larger needle is only 24 inches so I could have switches ages ago. Today I have grocery shopping to do but I hope once that is done and put away I can steal an hour or two to knit this afternoon. See, I’m obsessed.