Almost Done

This morning I had some waiting room knitting time, and I took my Delphia shawl with me, hoping to get through a few rows. I did better than that, though: I’m ready to bind off!! Now the question becomes: is a picot bind off really worth the time and effort? I mean, I’ve got over 365 stitches here.


With any luck, I can get through the bind off tonight and start weaving in ends. How long does a picot bind off really take, right? I’m ready to be done, yes, but I also have my next shawl project planned and I want to use these needles!


I’m doing another test knit and needed over 500 yards of fingering weight yarn. I was worried at first since all of my fingering skeins are 3 oz and between 400 and 450 yards. Then I found these two skeins of Araucania Huasco that have been in my stash for over three years, and I think they’ll be perfect. I just need my shawl needles now!

5 thoughts on “Almost Done

  1. Blah blah blah, the shawl looks great. Blah blah blah, I love the purple. OK, now that I’ve finished with the knitting comments, can we talk about your shoes? Are you wearing silver saddle shoes? YOU ARE AMAZING I LOVE THEM!!!!!

  2. In my experience, picot bind-offs are usually worth it, and usually take longer than anticipated. And are still usually worth it. I look forward to seeing the shawl finished! (And yes, awesome shoes!)

      • I think there was one shawl I started to bind-off with the picot called for and ran out of yarn, so I had to go back for a regular bind-off. That’s the closest I’ve come, though.

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