Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mystic Waters Stalled!

I have stalled at row 65 on the KAL and I cannot get past it! ARGH! I have tinked now 5 times and redone it all with the same results. I’m going to try one more time with the written instructions and if that doesn’t work I’ll have to frog, I suppose. (muttermumble)

I had to lay it aside, it was making me too crazy. Instead, I’ve been knitting again on the Adara shawl. After doing Mystic Waters this pattern now feels like a mindless snore, exactly what I need to get it finished with no more mistakes! I have about 36 more rows to do and it will be (finally) finished.

I’m really anxious to see if it softens up a little with blocking, the linen content is a touch rough. Anyone else out there knitted anything with the Elann Adara? Please tell me how you liked it with time! It’s also looking a little grubby to me after so many months OTN. It will be nice to brighten it up with a washing.

Here’s a picture of the Adara as it stands..it is traveling with me everywhere because I am determined to finish it and then re-start Mystic Waters. It’s just a little huge!

2 comments:

wildflower38 said...

The Adara Shawl looks pretty. I like how the edges look. No picking up stitches there for the edging. I've never knit with elann yarn before so I don't know how it'll look after blocking.

I didn't give up on the Branching Out Scarf so don't you give up on the Mystic Waters Shawl. I have a couple of questions about the mystic waters... How are you going to do the joins? Is the alpaca cloud easy to work with? I saw your post about the kal and I joined it. I started knitting the Forest Canopy Shawl yesterday and so far everything is going well. You've inspired me to challenge myself with it.

I have one otthe question... Do you have any tips for blocking the Branching Out?

Michelle C said...

This shawl is beautiful. I would like to knit this sometime. Do you have the pattern in a format you to email it to me? (cookin_spa_girl@yahoo.com)