I'm at the beginning of the end, the end of Aestlight Shawl (Ravelry link). The last couple of days I found myself with more knitting time than I had anticipated. I can handle that.
I finished the lace section in spite of some backtracking. There are times when counting to 4 can be challenging.
I admit that right now this section doesn't look like much. After a bath and a good blocking I'm sure it will look stunning.
I've moved on to the border. This is either the home stretch or the halfway point - depends on how you look at it. This design uses a knit-on border.
The stitches on the right are the border stitches that are joined to the body stitches on the left. Every other row a border stitch is knit together with a body stitch.
I have no delusions that this will be a quick and easy section. I've been here before. Sometimes knitting and attaching the border can seem to take longer than knitting the body. I have almost 250 body stitches. Remember there are 2 border rows for every body stitch. With a few extra rows to accommodate the point of the triangle that makes for over 500 border rows. Granted they are short rows. But I know that the back and forth, back and forth can be monotonous and tedious. This is where I plug into a good movie or audio book. It helps to have company crossing the border.
With the change in seasons comes a change in our menu, a change to warmer foods. I cooked up this mixture of peppers, onions, carrots, garlic and spices for a batch of black bean soup. The peppers are so colorful this time of year.
M'm! M'm! Good!