On Tuesday and Wednesday Peter (My DH) goes to work so this week I have set too with the aim of doing a goodly load more to the shawls only stopping for necessities. The only thing I will say is that it makes the muscles you don't use very often shout out loud that they are not amused. Apart from doing the washing in between times, that was it for two days.
On Thursday a 'phone call from our eldest son put the blue light to the touchpaper. He announced that he and his family were going to see the two new arrivals in Scotland travelling up on Monday and coming home on Wednesday. Well, you can imagine can't you. No postage to pay and a guarantee that they will arrive.
"Oh I will have them finished by Sunday, thanks" - did I really say that? The knitting needles started to spark as I raced down the last 10 rows of pattern and then onto the 25 rows of single moss stitch on the border. The muscles screamed, but I didn't listen (wish I had). Any way, at 10.38pm I cast off the last stitches and
YES the knitted shawl was finished.
A simple pattern of 2 rows, one of which is all purl, but you would cringe at the number of times I got it wrong. The second row works in blocks of six stitches and then every ten rows you change the open blocks over with the garter stitch ones. After 20 rows you knit one complete row and start again. The original pattern has a nice lacy border but you end up doing 4 1/2 M of border pattern so I altered it to include the single moss stitch border.
The last stage was to go round and round the border until it looked OK and finish. In the end the number of rounds was determined by the fact that the yarn ran out at the end of a row so I called that done. It was 6.49pm on Saturday!!!!!!!
I packed them into their boxes and made the gift cards on Sunday morning and DS and family collected them Sunday lunch time. They will be winging their way to Glasgow on Monday morning.
And so my friends after a very busy weekend rushing about I am going to do very little for a few days until I start with the finishing of the bed runner.
night-night, God Bless and sleep tight