Last week, all but one review of projects from 2012 that included a small sketch, Kool-aid dyeing, spinning, and a shawl knitted during the Ravellenic Games, left one more project to wrap up the year. The ‘What Would Miss Marple Knit?’ Shawl, which appropriately gets its own posting because it took longer than I want to admit, even has a few previous posts. To start from the beginning, read The Process and with this post, The Shoe Dropped, you can find the explanation for the first big delay. (Details regarding the pattern and yarn are included in ‘The Process’.)
In a nutshell, after re-knitting all those incorrect stitches, the charm of the project really lost its luster. The influence of girlfriends, who kept asking, ‘what about that shawl?’, began to bear down and instead of ‘The Closer’, I set a schedule of knitting every Sunday night through PBS shows. The pattern is certainly not difficult and that little red row counter kept me on track.