I’m finishing up my book, in the middle of training for the Portland marathon and knitting Chelsea’s shawl, and preparing for a new computer and software. Here is the weekend wrap-up!
New computer is in the house! Moving from .5 gig to 2 gigs, which should solve the slow-down problem. I’m not hooking it up just yet, though, because I am writing some last pieces for the Book, and want to do it on software that I am familiar with. Gee, I hate to say goodbye to Word 2007, but it is past time to move on.
Chelsea’s shawl is progressing beautifully. I’ll be honest, when I am making a new stitch I almost always use “M1L”, where you put the needle in from the front and knit into the back of the stitch. It is more comfortable for me than “M1R” where you come in from the back and knit into the front of the stitch. But Stephen West is a great designer, and he is very specific in this pattern about where to use one or the other increase, so I am following his instructions. And, it looks great!
Now I am knitting the chevron edging, and it is very pretty and easy to follow the chart. Lots of stitches, though. This is my fourth project in a row with several hundred sts on the needle, and I am ready for something with less sts. That sleeve for Mithril will be just the ticket, after this shawl is complete.