Friday, April 21, 2006

It's here!

My Three Cornered and Long Shawls -book, it's finally here. I was a little torn between "should I start H.H. now" or "should I finish Print O' the Wave". Why? Because I knew I could finish Print O' the Wave in one night, I was so close to being done, but on the other hand, I had decided to knit H.H. (Hyrna Herborgar) for a special someone for a certain holiday in May (shhh... secret!). The book took so long to get here, that I'm really pressed to have it ready by then, but I decided to still give it a try. Here's how far I got yesterday (the light greenish line is the provisional cast on):

I just dove right in, without even reading half the instructions on how to read the patterns. Well, pretty soon I noticed I'll have to read them to get any further. But it went really fast at first, since you only start with 7 stitches. :) Well, the rows get wider also really fast, so it slowed me down pretty soon. Here is 52 rows of H.H. as of 11:30 PM last night:

Now it's a race against time, so keep your fingers crossed!


claudia said...

You are off to a flying start! Pretty color.

beadlizard said...

Looks wonderful! There aren't any surprises so far in the pattern (I'm well into the second section) but it is pretty important to work that triple k1/p1 in the middle of row 52. This is one of those patterns that as you knit it you think, "wow, that makes total sense!" --Sylvia