Unfortunately without shawl progress photos: I haven’t gotten the Girasole all spread out to take an up-to-date photo. But I am knitting on the edging as of late last week! That’s the good news.
The bad news: 640 stitches per row; each stitch to bind off equals TWO rows of the lace edging, though short rows and pretty simple garter lace. Still. I was thinking 640 rows, and when I realized it was 1280 rows, it made sense why progress was so slow. (Each lace pattern repeat is less than 0.5% of the total circumference of the shawl. Gah. Maybe I had better stop calculating right now.)
When I have more bound off, I should be able to photograph it (right now it’s all bunched up on the needles) and of course soon there should be a blocking shot of the Golden Girasole! In the meantime, there was a bit of sunshine to knit by this past weekend, just as I wished for last week.
Saturday’s Sky, a neighbor’s sugar maple tree:
I admit, I didn’t specify anything as far as wishes for temperature. With the result being temperatures 20 degrees below normal. Oh, well, at least we didn’t get more than a trace of snow before the clear-and-cold….
(No, the snow waited for TODAY.)
Despite the cold, I had visitors from the Twin Cities yesterday, just coming to see the area, tour around, hang out for a bit! We went to Salem Stitchery & Knittery (formerly Country Woolgatherer) where Tammy was having a fall Open House and sale; and then had a nice drive around the orchards and Grandad’s Bluff.
Oohing and Aahing about the Mississippi River Valley from the Minnesota side.
Though we had to watch out for the herds of lawn deer roaming La Crescent.
We even saw an eagle on top of Grandad’s Bluff!