I find it hard to come to the computer and start writing about ordinary bloggy things after the school shooting that happened earlier this week. There is no way to understand it and it has us all devastated. My sincerest condolences to everyone affected with this in one way or another. I spent a big part of my early morning blocking Zetor. It looks bit different from the other Zetors out there. I did my cast off row with crocheting, I cast off one and then added two chain stitches between every cast-off stitch. This resulted in a very stretchy edge and I could pin it into scallops. I am not sure I like it this way and I might end up blocking it to the more usual pointy edge, but I had to try this. I made this as a replacement shawl to my daughter. I made her – two winters ago – beautiful lace shawl, Casino Shawl by Anne, and she has loved it ever since. I have washed it and blocked it all over again and every time I see it and do it again, I wonder to myself if it can be saved one more time. It is beginning to remind me of the security blanket of Linus in Peanuts. When she comes home in a few weeks I hope that she will bring it with her (no doubt she will) and I will wash it all over again. But I am hoping Zetor could end up being as much loved as the previous one. Although she has pointed out to me that she wants to have another with the same yarn and pattern. This is all wool yarn while Casino was made with wool/silk blend. I am a little afraid that she might be spoiled already…In other knitting news, I am still knitting Fall Colours, although with a lot less enthusiasm than earlier. I decided to do a long stretch of k1tbl/p1 and it is killing my left wrist. I am doing every other row in continental knitting, which is harder on the wrist, than throwing, so I am throwing every other, which is slowing down the process a lot. I have maybe two inches left of the body and then off to sleeves. They will be ribbed for the most part too, but then the rows are much shorter.
It is raining here today and sleet has been promised during the weekend. Good knitting weather! Should I wish for you good knitting weather or ordinary good weather?