It’s a new day

Okay, so guess what? Snow is better than rain! It was starting to snow before I went to bed and we had a lovely gentle ground cover when I got up this morning. I don’t think we’ll be getting much more, and that’s okay, just this is fine for now. There’s a rumor of temps near 50 this weekend, so maybe that will include sunshine too!

And last night I bound off my We Belong Together shawl. It needs ends woven and a good blocking, but I’m delighted with it. (I’ve been watching too much British TV: I really wanted to say “I’m quite chuffed!”) This might be my fastest shawl ever too. It took just six days, well, seven if you count the weaving and blocking I’ll be doing today. Apparently DK weight knits up much faster than fingering weight. Shocker, I know.

Oh, and look, I made a mistake. See that one small teal lace section? Yeah, that was supposed to be as big as the purple one. I only did the lace pattern once instead of twice but didn’t figure it out until the end of the stripe section after it. So not worth frogging back. I didn’t use up as much of the teal because of that, but I think it’s still going to be a wearable length.

I’ve also realized that I need to adjust the position of my sewing machine. I spent Saturday sewing more masks and by that night, I had a catch in one shoulder. The machine is kind of angled because the cord is too short, and every time I use it for very long, this happens. Note to self: get an extension cord for the silly thing before you use it again! It’s just painful enough to be annoying, and I think that helped exacerbate my crabbiness yesterday. I might try a heating pad today and see how that goes. So, happy Tuesday. Hope it’s a good one for you!

14 thoughts on “It’s a new day

  1. I wouldn’t consider that a mistake; you just misread the pattern. It is absolutely gorgeous! Wear it in good health. When I get a pinch in my neck, I rub in a little Tiger Balm. It really helps. My husband found a heating pad for me that is smaller and more narrow than most; it fits nicely in the crook of my neck.

    • Oh you’re generous–nope, it was a mistake. I knew it was supposed to be two repeats and just got distracted! But it won’t bother me at all when I’m wearing it!

  2. I love the shawl – I would never have thought the teal was a mistake. It looks lovely! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

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