Between Rounds 2 and 3 of the Madness, I had a long day of driving and no appropriate car knitting on the go. So I searched my pattern and yarn stashes and came up with a ball of Stormy Seas by Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Co. and Surf by Kephren Pritchett, it seemed like destiny.
As seems to be my usual case these days, I learned something new off the top – the Chinese Waitress Cast On – it was pretty nifty! And I was all set for a day in the car. To be honest, this is probably a little more complicated than my typical car knitting, especially with that border, but I made it work using my trusty Knitamus app and by the end of the day, I had a serious start on the shawlette.
And then I found out Red Sock Blue Sock was hosting a RSBSY Spring KAL! (Knit-A-Long) And my cast on was on time! How fortuitous! You can join in too, just grab a skein (or more) of their lovely yarn and make something wonderful before May 31st.
Eventually, Round 3 took over my life, but somehow, last night at guild, suddenly it was all done! Now, I must admit, it might have a little bobble or two at that midway point when I was pretty knitted out – I decided that this was my low stress knitting, a gift to myself after the drama of Waimakriri, and that sometimes its okay to make mistakes. And honestly, now that its blocked, its really not noticeable.
I love how the wavy lines in the lace interact with the colourway, and I’m really pleased with the border section which is something a bit different for me. I also love the size and shape of this one – I like a long and not too deep shawlette, something easy to sling around your neck pretty casually, surfin’ style I guess 😉