Friday, February 17, 2006

Hot Dogging

Tonight I started the last main pattern repeat of the Flower Basket Shawl. My ball of yarn left over still seems kind of huge. Even though my LYS owner weighed and estimated and warned me not to drop in any more pattern repeats, I think I'm going to anyway.

Look at all that yarn.

(I need something nicer then a dishcloth for a backdrop someday).

So I figure I can either stop now and finish several days early, or push on for at least 1 more repeat. Then I'd be rewarded with the smidge longer shawl I really desire (only 1 repeat adds more then 2") and I get to maximize my precious handdyed. If it doesn't work out, I can always lifeline and rip back, and still finish on time.

Or maybe I'm pulling a Lindsey Jacobellis- I'm out in front and pulling a backside method grab. If I make it will be cool, but if I don't...


Blogger Rain said...

It's looking really good so far. I love the colour of the yarn that you're using.

4:19 AM  
Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

I think you should go for it! I made my FBS larger than the pattern specified, and I'm very happy I did... looks to me like you have plenty of yardage there!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I love the color, too. I'm looking forward to seeing it when it's finished and blocked!

Maybe you could use the extra yarn for a scarf?

8:49 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Lovely color and can't wait to see it finished! Have no advice on the hot dogging it and going more :), never did lace before so ??

10:37 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I say go for it! Nothing ventured and all that....

8:46 AM  

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