Tuesday, September 02, 2008

We Have Nupps!

The extra long weekend was just what I needed! I have been knitting on this damn shawl like crazy. And, I even decided to do extra repeats on the main body of the shawl. Partly because it was looking teeny tiny, even when I fake blocked it (stretched it out), and partly because I was stupid and miscounted my repeats and ended up doing a whole extra one...and then didn't quite feel like tinking back 6 rows of lace. Call me crazy. So, as per many other Swallowtail knitters on Ravelry, I followed Minty's lead and extended 5 extra repeats. At the time, I thought I was just asking for trouble, given the time sensitivity of this project, but seeing how fast I was able to bust out the extra 5 repeats, I'm glad I did it. I am now on the second of the "nupps repeats." As per all of your comments to my last post, I am knitting them loose! Thanks for the advice everyone!

And so, I will just keep knitting along...26 days left...no pressure!

Switching gears, I recently completed 60 days of the my 365 days project. I can hardly believe it. Some days are easy, some are really challenging. Some photos are pretty good, some are- not so much. But I'm still having a lot of fun and I'm learning a lot. Here are days 31 - 60:

Happy short week, everyone (in the US)!

10 comments:

kat coyle said...

looks like you'll finish the shawl with no problem. my favorite photo is of you in front of the mural. it makes me laugh!

Kara said...

Your shawl is looking fab. It is going to be beautiful.

And I have been loving your 365 on flickr. You are just too cute.

tentenknits said...

yea!!! it's going to be quite a stunning shawl, i'm so excited! you got this girl!

and i do love your 365... keep it going!!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Looks fabby! Go you!!!

tiennie said...

Pretty pretty!

I don't think I have 365 photos of me in total - let alone trying to take one everyday!

Disentangled said...

Go, Go Gadget shawl! Look at her go!

Erin said...

Yay for nubbs! And nice job on the all the self-portraits. No way could I do that but I think it is such a cool idea.

dee said...

so pretty, I can't wait to see it!

and nice pics - i think you got the pensive look down dude.

Jennifer said...

It's looking lovely!

mames said...

i cannot believe the wedding is around the corner. it seems like time has flown. you are doing so great on the shawl. don't worry, pollan will wait until post festivities. i would love to meet up after you get back. just email me and we can sit and discuss all the pitfalls we (and our kids, cause you are joining in soon) have to navigate. and knit, of course.

by the way, congrats on the 60 days. you are one stunning woman. i cannot wait to see your wedded pictures.