it's already tomorrow in Australia.
I'm in love. With the cable guy who fixed our internet this morning (don't forget - it's still morning in San Diego). With San Diego. With sunshine. And with my shawl. For the three of you who haven't noticed, I started intern orientation this week - it's basically a fascinating combination of paperwork, shots (ouch!), and nighttime fun, all of which precludes knitting. But I did do a great deal of knitting last weekend on my way to and from D.C., aided by the ever-thoughtful American Airlines who gave me a 3-hour delay in O'Hare. Quality knitting time. Aren't they sweet?
So, this is the Peacock Feathers Shawl from Fiddlesticks. It is my (first) Amazing Lace entry. And it is getting tantalizing close to the end. . . but it turns out that the patterning changes a bit at the end. Combined with a pattern change and a chart change, I had some minor issues. Can you see it above?Look dead center in the photo. There's a mistake in about 3 rows where that center st st section is supposed to look tree-like, and here it looks half-tree-like. See it?
I realized this after I got the hang of the new chart - basically there's a shift of 1-3 sts leftwards in a few rows. It's minor, basically a matter of emphasis rather than a dramatic alteration in the pattern. Probably due to the the fact that I never
a) use stitch markers except to mark the center
b) use a lifeline (GASP!)
Now, if I was using a lifeline, I might be inclined to pull back and fix it. But since I'm not, and I didn't notice it for 10 more (long) rows, and it is pretty minor, and I think it's not particularly noticeable . . . (are these enough justifications and excuses for you, or do I need more?) . . . I'm leaving it be. Live and learn. For my next Peacock Feathers Shawl (don't laugh, I'm seriously thinking of making one right after this one in the blue Tencel from Webs) I'll know better.
Turns out I might not be as much of a perfectionist as I thought.