The State of Play
After a very dodgy start, this was the state of play when I went to bed last night.
Just over eight inches of the centre of the shawl. Bear in mind that the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino I'm using has a tension of 25sts/34 rows to 10cm on a 3.25mm needle which is what I'm using. This makes it equivalent to 4ply. Also, it's a lacy pattern which makes it slower to work than stocking stitch, etc. This is the mantra I repeat to myself to keep me going because I haven't used up as much of the yarn as I should have done by this time. Having said that, I only did four rows on Friday night. Most of Saturday was spent on shopping and attending Maidstone Knitters where I did no Olympic Knitting whatsoever but stuck to a good old stocking stitch Noro sweater so that I could relax and chat without worrying about making mistakes.
Well, the pattern states work the shawl centre until it measures 17" in length! That means the centre's almost half done!! I've now been able to give up the stitchmarkers I resorted to because I've got used to the pattern which speeds things up no end.
I CAN DO IT . . . . . Can't I????????????????????