Work on the Stole continues, with one major improvement. I’ve taken Mari’s advice and put in a life line. Should have learned to do this long ago. I’m planning on putting in multiple lines now that I’ve actually taken the trouble to figure out how it works – yeah, it was real hard, I know. Note the words “taken the trouble” Looking up how to do it is a prerequisite for doing it, i.e. unless you’re sooper intelligent and it’s glaringly obvious how it works without instruction, which I’m not. I looked it up. - So, multiple. I want to be secure in the knowledge that I will not have to rip out a week’s worth of work if I suddenly notice something one pattern repeat down.
Next improvement: I plan on putting something together to hold my charts up, or at least where I can mark them better. I’m thinking along the lines of a metal clipboard with anti-slip stuff on the back (so it doesn’t slide off the pillow I keep it on) and a strip magnet to hold my place. There are commercial ones you can buy, but I’d have to get it from the States, pay for shipping and wait for it to come. I want it NOW (patience is not one of my better qualities) and they all aren’t what I really want. The only thing I might have trouble finding here are the magnifying strips, which would be cool, but nothing’s perfect.
I do have to admit that it’s nice to see the pattern appearing as you knit. You can really see (and measure) the project. This means I also am now sure that I don’t have enough yarn to do the length I want. I’m going back and getting more yarn tomorrow. If I have leftovers, I’ll do her the matching Tam. It will look nice on her and she’ll be thrilled.