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Why, you ask? Because this morning, I woke up to find I had reached 1,000 Twitter Followers. In my
As for knitting news,
Thanks to Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise, I started a Pebble Beach Shawl last night.
And yes, I put in a life line on row 25. Another first and exciting thing for me to report on Fascinating Friday. I rarely knit lace without wishing I'd used a life line, but I just never think to put one in until the dreaded disaster has already been made and it's too late. But my vision is still a little off and apparently, I'm getting smarter in my old age.
Anyway, I'd seen the Pebble Beach shawl Karen is knitting and fell in love with the color. And since I like her yarn color, I must like the pattern too, right? I'm knitting mine with Marine Heather Palette that's been in the stash pile for a while. The pattern provides instructions for three different sizes (I'm knitting a medium) and seems to be well written & is quite easy to follow. While I normally prefer charted patterns, this one is written out line by line which turns out to be a nice feature. Each line of instructions is followed by a stitch count so there's no math involved when determining if your stitch count is accurate. And, my favorite feature - the pattern tells you that you've reached the 5, 10, 15, 20%.... completion points. I've never seen a pattern do that before but it's a super nice feature when knitting a large, solid color beast that grows in width with each row of knitting. Granted, I haven't even reached the 5% mark yet & I've already put in a life line so I may be cursing those little percent completed numbers at some point but for now, I'm excited to be coming up on the 5% done mark.