January 2nd, 2007


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The Feather and Fan Shawl is now up to 744 stitches per round. I have begun to brace myself, or gird my loins, or whatever (what is girding? Why does one do it to one's loins? Is it, maybe, some sort of pre-battle ritualistic cleansing procedure? I do not know, and I am not entirely sure I want to.) for the long, grueling remainder of this shawl's knitting.

Next round, I shall time how long it takes to knit at my usual, slow, distracted-by-other-things rate, just to see what I'm going to be in for later on.

Next shawl I knit, by the way? I'm going to rinse the yarn before I ball it up and start knitting, because the vinegar left in Handpaintedyarn.com's yarn makes my hands sting a bit.

Still, I'm a happy knitter, enjoying my shawl which may or may not be finished sometime this year.


To gird up one's loins is not really that nasty. It essentially means to tuck and wrap your "lower garments" around your waist so you can move around and not worry about things getting caught on your feet or whatever while you run around fighting battles or in this case, knit :)

You can do it Summers!! You're doing a great job on it!