On Saturday afternoons, I can be found knitting at Rebecca’s with local bloggers. More specifically, for the past few Saturday afternoons, I could be found knitting the Forest Path Stole borders at Rebecca’s. I’ve deliberately brought this project, and only this project, because I find seed stitch incredibly tedious, and I knew that if I bought something else with me, I wouldn’t touch FPS at all. That, and the conversation makes the tedium much less painful.
Until this week, I hadn’t had time to knit outside of the weekly SnB. Unforeseen changes at work led to overtime for the bulk of this month. Lots of overtime means little energy, and little energy means lots of sleep, and lots of sleep means little knitting.
So while I’ve barely touched any of my other projects, hey, at least I made fantastic progress on FPS!
I’d just finished the left border before leaving Rebecca’s this past Saturday, so I spent the past couple of nights working on the top border. I finished the actual knitting Tuesday night and completed the bindoff last night. (I did the sewn bindoff called for in the pattern, and while it looks nice, it takes forever).
All I have to do now is block. I’ve borrowed Jessica’s blocking wires, so the latter process should be relatively painless.
Needless to say, I am very excited about this!
I rewound the leftover yarn, just for kicks, and this is what remains of the 8 ounces I started with:
Makes me even more glad that I stopped knitting the lace and entrelac part when I did, instead of knitting two more tiers. Because man, what a close call!