Red Rock is moving along alibet at a slower pace. It felt like FOREVER getting that edging done! I am shocked that I didn't have any major mistakes and counted those repeats correctly. I thought for sure I would have had to improv some extra stitches in that piece!
I'm sure you're wondering why I don't use a counter or a chart... Well, I always fail to use them properly. I will be 3 repeats in and my little chart says I'm only one... or I'll stop mid row and think, did i just click that? no... wait, yes, ugh... maybe??
So I'll do a little research and learn to read and recognize what a repeat looks like. For me, on the Rock Island shawl, it was every time a new 'point' was created. I would stop every once in a while, count em' up and continue. Other than a few stops for a very tangled edging it worked pretty well.
I am now in the midst of creating all those little "islands" amongst YOs. I plan on extending this part a little more than what the patterns calls for. To me the shawl seems a little bit more balanced with more Islands!
My friend Michelle is here visiting me (or rather I just happen to be in the same city as her biz conference - coincidence, I think not!) we plan on making a visit to Britex and Artfibers! The first I love the second I've never been. Yarn, buttons and fabric! Makings of a lovely night on the town!