Gail/Nightsongs Progress Check

Nightsongs Shawl 9.21.09
Nightsongs progress -- 9.21.09

The Gail/Nightsongs is progressing nicely.  I’ve been working on it for a week now and I’m a third of the way through the 5th repeat.  There are over 200 stitches and 24 stitch markers on the needles now.  I’ve been putting in a lifeline after every repeat and have only had to tink back a few times (always for a missed or added YO).

Until this morning . . . when I discovered my stitch count was really off.  After much counting and comparing, I finally found the problem — two full rows down.  Yuk!  I could tink back 400ish stitches or try to fix it from where I was.  I’d never done this before, but I’d read posts on Ravelry where people talked about it.  (Doesn’t that sound like the commercial?  “I’m not a real doctor, but I play one on TV.”)  Well I didn’t really know how to do it, but I took a deep breath and started undoing stitches and putting in a tiny lifeline.  There was a certain amount of fretting, but the worse that could happen is that I’d have to rip back to the lifeline.  Right?

IT WORKED!  All’s repaired.  I learned something new today and I’m pretty proud.  So I did the obvious thing — I took pictures and put that puppy down to rest for a while.  🙂

100_2529Here’s a close-up of the yarn (Malabrigo Sock – Indicieta).  What do you think of the color?  It’s a lovely mix of colors.  I was expecting more blue, but the overall impression is green.  At the doctor’s office the other day a lady said it reminded her of moss and DH says it makes him think of the reflections sky and plants around a pond.  Does it make you think of anything in particular?

Enjoy the rest of your day.  Tomorrow’s the first day of fall!