Monday, April 04, 2011


The weather today is beautiful....for once. It's been a long, grey winter. So, I decided the other day to cast on something with spring colours. The Vortex shawl in some 'mistake yarn' dyed by the Sweet Sheep. The cast on was a MAJOR PITA. 8 stitches on 4 dpns. Yeah, twisted the stitches, dropped dpns, you name it, I did it. Finally tried it via magic loop, and while I still had to cast on a few times to get it right, it was slightly less frustrating. If you try this pattern, please note the errata on the Ravelry project page. I mistakenly assumed the pdf would have been corrected. It was not. Much swearing ocurred. Another note, when the designer says 'place stitch markers beteween sections' or repeats or whatever, she means the grouping of stitches. Also, when you get to the ....and repeat these 2 rows until size desired is reached....part, the directions are for each repeat between the stitch markers. The pattern is a little unclear about that. All that aside, once you get going it is very easy to do. It is lace knitting that can be done in front of the tv. It is also very impressive looking. candia candia1 The second picture has truer colours. On my monitor at any rate. Ciao