Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Cast-On has come and gone. Haifa (the northern contingent) of Team Falafel had their “Cast-On” party. Really wish it didn’t fall on Shabbat would have loved to have been there! Well, I was there in spirit. I toast you all now. The cake sure looks yummy! Since I slept most of the day (due to being a hot fast day and I really want to drink), I was up searching for something to watch while I did my cast-on and knitted my first lace-weight shawl. Thanks to all the repeats on our cable here, I was actually able to see one of the many repeats of the Opening Ceremony.
I used two needles to cast-on to so make sure the stitches would be loose for stretching during blocking. Thank goodness I used the short-tail cast-on since I needed to cast-on 249 stitches! The bottom tier was no problem. I found my watching the Opening Ceremony took away from my correct counting, but only noticed it two rows later. I ended up just including an extra pattern (each side of the middle) in the repeat of the middle tier. I sure hope these extra repeats won’t cause me to be short yarn!
Only time will tell. Time for some sleep.