I’ll start with books because I didn’t get any pictures with them. And I started a new one. Because I finally finished Life of Pi. It was interesting. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with a weak stomach or in the first trimester – it’s rather graphic. So now, for a change of pace, I started a Sherlock Holmes tale, Scandal in Bohemia.
As to my knitting, Karen called it. I finished the shawl last night. Thanks for
egging me on encouraging me to get it finished. 🙂 I did really like the pattern – nice and simple. And I did figure out how I dropped those stitches. I very nearly did it again! But caught myself this time so crisis averted. I did find the bind off ridiculously tedious, though. It took me over three hours to finish! Granted, I am highly distractable and maybe if I’d been able to focus it would have gone more quickly. It’s hard to focus when it’s one thing after another – I was hungry, I was thirsty, my back hurt, my butt hurt, I had to go to the bathroom, I was hungry again, I had to yell at the TV “you can’t leave me hanging like that for four months!” I had to pee again, I was thirsty again… It was the season finales of NCIS and NCIS:LA 😉 Luckily (?) the LA one was 2 hours. Luckily since I was gonna be up working anyway. And just after 11 this is what happened…
The bind off also required a copious amount of yarn! And as you can see I didn’t realize it would. Thankfully I have one more ball of the same yarn but what a pain. Part of me wishes I’d just joined the other yarn and added a few more rows of the lace (which I’d thought about doing) but I wanted to be done and didn’t want to mess around. Oh well, hind sight and all. And being after 11 at night I didn’t mess around with finding the proper spot in the color to join but I don’t think it’s all that noticeable. Time (and blocking) will tell.
Now it just needs blocking and shipping off 🙂 I’ll try to post some pictures before I send it.
But first off to link up with Ginny.