Back in the days when I did counted cross stitch I would wake up early in the morning and immediately think about cross stitching. Often I would be so excited about stitching that I would hop out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, and curl up on the couch with my current project. It was my quiet time before the routine of the day kicked in.
I’m finding myself feeling the same way now and it’s the Aspen Grove Shawl project that’s making me feel this way. I started last week and thanks to Margene I mostly didn’t have any trouble. I got stuck on row 5 (pathetic, yes?) but it was because I failed to follow Margene’s advice and check the errata. Then I got stuck on row 30 for over an hour – again because I failed to check the errata. By the time I got to the error on row 79 I was ready. Slow learner’s school? Me?
Miriam’s pattern is wonderful as always. The few errors in the pattern were from the very early releases of the kit and all is fixed now. The design is brilliant – 4 wedge shapes that make up a half circle shawl – and it’s a different shape than I’ve knit before.
I’m on chart 2 now and feel like I’m cruising along. There are rest rows on the backside of this chart and that certainly helps to make things go faster.
Not that it’s a race. Right, Margene?