Who knew knitting was a risky business?
When you take risks - sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
This time, I lost. I finished my Beautiful Cobweb Shawl and started binding off using the stretchy bind-off. I thought I could make it to the end of the row but, alas, I could not. Refer to the blurry picture - that's how many stitches I had left to bind off and that little yarn tail is all I had left. I tinked back the whole bind-off row and did it again. This time I used the regular bind-off and made it with a teeny-tiny ball of yarn left. Now it's ready to block. First, however, I will have to set the dye as it has turned the inside of my yellow cotton knitting project bag red. It also turned my pale green shirt red the other day when I was knitting. Bummer. Hopefully, white vinegar will do the trick. Will post pictures soon.
Remember my post re: Ande's shawl made from Madeline Tosh superwash? The white, gray, and blue shawl where the blue ran all over the white making it light blue??? Remember Madeline Tosh's response - that knitters should set the dye color of their yarn prior to knitting with it?? Well, the blue yarn also turned her bamboo needles blue. Ande was at knitting today with her lovely shawl. It's so pretty but I know she's disappointed. The white, gray, and cobalt blue stripes were stunning.
Mom, Daddy, and Lily are traveling up to spend the week with me. They'll arrive tomorrow. Andy will be leaving for Virginia Monday so I'll have company while he's away which will be nice. I do hope it cools down for Mom and Daddy. It's SO hot here - in the 90's. Very unusual for this time of year in southwest Ohio.
Hope all of you have a safe and fun Memorial Day!! I'll be in the soap pot and will post pictures!!
(These pictures are fuzzy - it is not your eyes! Obviously, I have problems holding the phone steady!)