Sunday, March 27, 2005

Thank God It's Over

Not the knitting project, I'm glad that's done, but I'm talking about the network problem that shut down my ability to upload pictures. Due to a catastrophe involving Sympatico tech support changing our account password, which caused the router not to work any more, I was only able to get one computer online. That computer belongs to Ed, and I didn't think I should be installing photo upload software on it that I have "concerns" about. (Maybe someday I will describe the hoops I jump through to upload photos.)

But Ed has returned from up north and fixed everything, and here it is:


Peacock feathers Posted by Hello

I purchased the Peacock Feathers shawl by Dorothy Siemens at Fiddlesticks Knitting over two years ago for a KBTH lace-along, and I did the swatch. I don't know what happened with the lace-along, I'm not really good at keeping up with these things. But, well, I'm done now. I didn't exactly plug away consistently on the shawl for all that time (the swatch spent about 18 months in the bag, to be honest).

I had a really hard time doing other things while knitting this shawl, but it wasn't exactly hard to do. I just had to pay attention. I have a really hard time finding the mistake I made (I figured it would block out -- I forgot to do a K3Tog about 30 rows from the end, and when I tried to fix it, I wound up with some really loose strands, and for a couple of minutes, I thought I was just going to have to rip everything out and start again).

I was just photographing it while Ed was reading me an article out of Pilot magazine, and I don't think he realized it's done. I wonder if he'll notice before he reads about it here?

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