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A Trip to the Frog Pond

The observant among you may have noticed there is something missing from the “on the needles” list. It’s not a finished object either. Those of you who need a hint should look at this. Dixie and Mason are quite enthralled, as you can see.

Recognize it? Here’s a really big clue – it used to be this.

Sigh. Yes, indeed, the sad truth is that I have frogged the entire Charlotte Bronte Shawl. I figure I invested about 64 hours of time in knitting this thing – that’s calculated at 12 minutes per row, folks – and it took about 20 minutes to rip it out. That’s life as a knitter on-the-edge, I guess.

There is good news, though. I can’t bear to look at Charlotte anymore so instead I’m going to use this yarn to knit the Leaf Lace Shawl from Fiber Trends. I’m reasonably sure I’ve got plenty of yarn (now there’s some famous last words) and I actually like this pattern better than ole Charlotte anyway. I’ve ordered new addis from and once they arrive I will have forgotten Charlotte forever. Just a bad bad dream.

In the meantime, I have worked on trying to complete some things to make myself feel better. I finished the Mary Higgins Clark book in one day and multitasked by working on the Einstein Coat at the same time. Reading while knitting this is the only thing that’s going to make it bearable, I think. The bottom is finished and the top left is cast on and I feel like I’ve finally made some progress. Since I’d like to be able to wear it this fall – and I know that once (or should I say if) the weather warms up I won’t want to be anywhere near these miles of Lopi – I’m working on it while it’s warmth is actually comforting. Here’s a boring picture of the boring project made slightly less boring by the inclusion of Mason the Wonder Cat.

I’ve also made some progress on the koigu feather and fan scarf. See?

You’ll note that’s an indoor plant the scarf is draped over. Everything outdoors is soaked because it’s been raining since Sunday. Raining.Since.Sunday. Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. Will it rain? Gee, what do you think?

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  1. Ditto. I frogged a poncho to make the Leaf Lace Shawl, but I won’t be starting it for a while. I am looking forward to seeing how yours comes along.

  2. Okay…you’re very brave. I’m not sure I have it in me to frog that many hours of work. The leaf lace shawl will be gorgeous, though. I’ve had a kit for it (using Gems Merino) for ages, and I think this summer will be the time I finally start it. I’ll look forward to watching the progress on yours!

  3. Oh Noooooo ! I would cry for you and your lost shawl but I just did pretty much the same thing myself last week. KEEP GOING though on all these other wonderful projects !!
    Helen (NETA list shepherd)

  4. This took forever to link up today – must be the rain, although I must admit there was sun a few minutes ago – gone now of course. The wonder cat pictures almost make me want to try digital camera ownership but I’m sure that thought puts fear in the hearts of anyone who knows me. Just wanted to let you know I was here. I really am doing better at getting to the computer. Lois

  5. I’m so sorry about your shawl, but you have such a beautiful kitty to cheer you up! Does he stalk your knitting as a place to sleep?

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