Good news/bad news

So, I’ve got good news and bad news about my shawl.

Good news: I’ve made it almost to the end.  I finally decided to stop adding repeats and start the border.  It’s a nice size, and I love how the pattern looks all worked up in this yarn.  I think it’s going to look even more fabulous when I’ve blocked it out.IMG_2611

Other good news: The border is looking good.  I love the way the faux-cable ends so crisply and the border takes over.

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Still more good news: I really enjoyed the stretchy bind-off the pattern calls for.  It looks a bit messy now, but I think it’ll block up like a dream.  I’m going to keep it in mind for future projects.

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And here’s the bad news:  I totally lost at yarn chicken.  And, since this is the only skein I have of this yarn, I can’t just grab a couple yards of yarn from somewhere else.  So I’ve got two options:  undo the bind-off and the last couple rows and re-knit an even narrower border. (The border is already more narrow than called for in the pattern because I procrastinated starting the border in the first place.)  Or, I can rip all the way back to the body of the shawl, remove the last faux-cable repeat, and start the whole border earlier, make it wider and (hopefully) not run out of yarn before I’m ready.  I’m not super stoked about either choice.

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What would you do?

5 thoughts on “Good news/bad news

  1. heraldkiara

    I’m for the searching for an extra skein option. Alternately, I’d acquire a skein of the same weight in a slightly lighter shade of grey and continue with that. It would be an intentional (*cough*) ombre effect.

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  3. Coralee Wenzel

    I like both of the other suggested options, especially the *cough* 🙂 If neither one is successful, I would rip back for a more narrow border…..patterns are only suggestions on how to complete a project 🙂 Yours would be a custom piece! ❤ Let us know what you decide.

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