No. I did not complete my January’s One-Monthly-Goal. Too many things are happening at the same time. So I am setting the same goal for February and that is to complete my Jane Eyre shawl. You can read about it here
Just before I wrote this post, I’d just realised I had made a mistake in one of the rows in this last section that I am knitting. Sigh. I will need to frog it. The good thing is, this problem is solvable, unlike some of the other problems …
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I started this shawl on a whim in November last year when I had a dozen UFOs/WIPs to complete. I was trying to finish my goals for 2017 FAL Q4 and yet I just could not resist this Jane Eyre Shawl. I found the pattern in a book by Nikol Lohr in the school library.
The pattern is well written. Before each section of the shawl, Nikol explained the ‘construction’ so it was very clear to me what I was knitting. I would say it is suitable for a confident beginner like me. However, in my anxiety to complete the shawl, I made mistakes along the way and that slowed down my progress. I had to ‘unpick’ the stitches to back track. As the saying goes, More Haste Less Speed. After frogging for about the 5th time, I decided to slow down and enjoy the process rather than rush through it.
You can see in the picture below that it is a BIG shawl.
I am knitting the last section now and it should be finished by the end of January. Wish me luck.
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