Knitting can, at times, be a humbling experience, don't you think?
You may have wondered where we all are at with our Spontaneous KAL - The Colonnade. Well, many of our knitters are flying along and I think a few have finished. (Full report on knitters and shawls to come soon.)
I, however, thought I was done, only to discover - thanks to Donna - that I had frigged up the border (I have issues with borders) by missing the entire border.
You see, I've spent much of the past 2-3 weeks under a haze of cold medicine. That, combined with a touch knitter elation over seeing the finish line on a project, caused me to NOT READ the crucial line that said - Knit 4 rows. Those 4 rows made the lovely garter stitch border which my Colonnade so clearly does not have. It has a curly, flippy thing going on.
I told myself it would block out. Ha!
Luckily, before I tried the blocking thing, Donna called with a question about those 4 rows. What? What are you talking about? I said.
Now, Donna rules because not only did she help me figure this out, she managed to only giggle a little bit. No outright laughing AND she did not tell anyone.
And I have to rip out my bind off and knit 4 rows.
When a project misbehaves (even if it was my fault) it goes into time out. I've been working on the Vertigo socks while gaining the strength to fix the shawl.
Notice the careful foot placement so you can't see my now-ready-for-socks-and-not-sexy-sandals toes?