Saturday, July 18, 2009
Shawl Progress on Vacation
The Mac'n Me Ruffled Shawl grew 10 inches on vacation. I think my girth grew about that too. We stay at the WIldcat Lodge in Boulder Junction where owner and chef Tim France feeds us wonderfully all week. I love American Plan.
We were measuring the bass we caught with a knitting tape measure for awhile. Fireman made the fishing board with a 17 inch large mouth. Then we misplaced the tape, and so I used a knitting pattern in a plastic cover for measurement. It was your basic 8 and a half by 11 inch paper. All of the fish were larger than the 11 inch size by a good bit. Sometimes the fisherman is so glad to have the knitter aboard.
There was a tiny finger injury on the first day, due to a fish hook mishap. It is on my right index finger, but it isn't even causing a pause in the knitting. What does cause some pauses in my knitting is a needle issue. . My Kollage square needles are wearing at the join on one needle side. It is causing the yarn to split and snag at that spot. Then the yarn makes its way under several stitches as if I were cabeling back. Can you imagine this? No real harm done so far. Yet it is happening more frequently. I think Im going to contact the company.
I wonder if anyone has had this Other issue: when you get to the end of a skein of yarn, how do you estimate whether you have enough left to start one more row and be able to make it to the end without running out? Any tricks?
Tomorrow: let me indulge and share some photos with you, pre and post mishap!