7 Small Shawls: T - 107 days and counting down.
You know something's up when I start channeling 80s music again. Heh. The truth is that I put a lot of irons in the fire thinking that maybe a few would come through. And I was totally unprepared for a lot of them, ok - almost all of them, coming through. And also for the success of my 7 Small Shawls subscription. I am blown away, actually, and so happy that you all are enjoying my little adventure! But I'm still a little shell shocked. In a good way. Ulp. ;)
Ok, enough rambling! You visited to see pretty yarn pictures. Nothing very interesting knitted up, but what I do have is a rather spectacular case of yarn barf.
Really, it's the worst case I've ever seen. I was forced to pull almost the entire inside of the ball out and then I spent hours untangling it. At first, I wound it around the outside of the ball, and then I realized that I needed to rip. Yep. The idea was to have an unbroken beaded line across the top of the shawl, but as you can see here, there's a little point inside the circle. And also? There needed to be fewer stitches on the outside of the beads (as you can see in the ellipse). Yes, I may be a little picky about such things, but when little things like this aren't perfect, they really really really bother me.
Besides, I didn't like the spine, either.
Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrip! And back again to the ball winder. Now I have a nice center pull ball again. Isn't it nice that you can rip and re-knit yarn? Poor Mr. Romi works with wood. Enough said.
I can't wait to get my concept down in yarn and beads. This one is going to look tres chic.
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