Sunday we had a guest speaker at our church, Tina Richardson. We had dinner with her Saturday evening and she was extremely interested and inquisitive about my knitting/spinning. Well, you know how that is. If someone is truly interested it just makes your day. So Sunday morning I took several of my shawls/stoles, a felted bag and a pair of socks to show her. She and her assistant, Marilyn, oooooooooooooed and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhed at all the right times. How could I resist? I gifted my Mystic Waters shawl to her. She was so pleased and stated that she wears shawls all the time. Before I could even get the words out of my mouth she began telling me how she blocks a table cloth she purchased in Peru. I know it has gone to a good home. :)
On another note. It isn't really a good idea to continue knitting late into the night when you are tired in order to finish an intricate project. I was knitting like a crazed fool yesterday trying to get Mystic Light up to date with the completion of clue 3 before clue 4 was released today. I was at the very last row. Now, don't get too shook up here, it turns out happy.
As I began the last row my stitches seemed to be off. I looked at them, took out the partial row I was working on, recounted my stitches, compared the chart with the last row completed. It was messed up somewhere but I couldn't figure out where. I thought that the previous rows had matched up. I've gotten pretty good at "reading" my knitting since I first embarked on lace knitting last Summer. By "reading" my knitting I mean looking at where the pattern/stitches are lining up with the previous rows. After about 20 frustrating minutes I decided I would just put it down for the evening and finish it in the morning. This morning after a good strong cup of coffee I climbed the stairs to "the wool room," picked it back up and began looking over the stitches once again. Low and behold, I couldn't find any problems or issues. I knitted the last row of clue 3 and it all lined up. DO NOT MAKE ANY BIG DECISIONS OR CONTINUE KNITTING WHEN YOU ARE POOPED!!!!! You have been warned, the ramifications could be very disheartening.