Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crossing The Border

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!

1 comment:

Taos Sunflower said...

"Sometimes counting to 4 can be challenging"...ha ha're cracking me up! (PS I know exactly what you mean, that's why I'm laughing so hard!)