I finally finished up my Spring Forward socks. Last we left this one, we were not on speaking terms because I had, quite tragically, knit the leg of the second sock too long............but didn't notice until I was at the very end. Grrrrr. So it was alllllll rippppppppppppppppppped back to the leg and redone.
Next up after that was a Haruni shawl. A friend had recently knitted up a GORGEOUS Haruni and talked me into trying one for myself. I had 1 1/2 skeins of DIC yarn leftover from the Stitches East show last fall that fit the bill just perfectly so this project was even a stash buster.
(This is not my knitting - the picture is from the sample.)
This knitted up very very quickly but I'm not going to lie: I was not always on speaking terms with this one either. *cough* The provisional cast on was murder, following the first 31 rows was murder: I'm talking ripping out one row for every two that I did. Mostly because I'm a dolt who 1) has a very hard time interpreting knitting charts and 2) I'm just a dolt who needs to LOOK DOWN once in a while and actually PAY ATTENTION to what I'm knitting. But things went on swimmingly and quickly from then until I got to the last 8 rows, where the chart changes up a bit, and WOW. FAIL. FAIL. FAIL. You know - because when your gut tells you you've screwed up somewhere, what do you do? KEEP ON KNITTING A FEW MORE ROWS HOPING IT WILL MAGICALLY GET BETTER ON IT'S OWN. We's not so smart, us knitters. So I had to painstakingly unknit 6 rows, each row having about 234511324121451234123 stitches in it by then. Painful.lesson.hopefully.learned.