Home Strait

Halfway round the Fir Cone Shawl edging. I ended up doing 24 pattern repeats because of the shading on the last ball of the 4 that I had, it was slightly more orange!

Close Up.

For my sins I have now signed up for the Mystery Stole Knitalong. Not sure I’ll keep up but if I start I will finish, also not confident the beads will get included.

Toe up socks have passed the heel, I now know I don’t like short row heels but once I’ve conquered the toe start I can use patterns that have proper heel flaps. The holes aren’t quite as bad as I have photographed but it was the third attempt and they are for me! Life’s too short to try it 4 times on one pair.

Off to book my ticket for Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show and hopefully Kerrie’s knitted flowers class. Anyone else going?


5 responses to “Home Strait

  1. I’m signed up for MysteryStole3 too! I’m going to throw all caution to the wind and knit with Black yarn – not sure about the beads – maybe go for Swarovski crystals.
    Secret Santa – aka Nikki

  2. I’ve signed up for MS3 too. Zephyr in Vanilla and I’ve ordered a few beads to see what is best. I too hope I can keep up. 🙂

    The Fir Cone Shawl is looking good. 😀

    Short row heels??

  3. I have almost given up on Short Row Heels… the only thing that keeps me trying to do it is that I’m stubborn, stubborn, stubborn.

  4. Short row heels – pah! I am on my third attempt today (after some tinking!) but am armed with some new instructions. As they are for a gift, I want them to be as hole free as possible. I like the toe part but not the heels.

    The yarn you are using is gorgeous btw!

  5. I am in total agreement with both your feelings on Short Row Heels, can’t wait to finish these. Incidentally I hate rib aswell, glutton for punishment or what!

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