First of all, congratulations on finishing the counting!! That's such a great place to be! And your shawl is gorgeous.....
I wish I could say the same.
There have been a few......issues.
I don't think I posted about this, but.....I carry the lace project in this zippered bag. I like to have it protected from any hazards when it is being transported. A while back, when I unzipped the bag to work on it, the yarn was caught in the zipper. I worked around and fiddled with it, and in the end, I cut the yarn, did a Russian join and moved on. After that I was careful to "wrap" the pattern around the project before I put it in the bag to keep it from the zipper.
Just last week, a little bit got caught again, but I was able to get it out without cutting. That evening, I got it out to show my brother that I had finally gotten past the part that was kickin' my behind on a regular basis, and discovered that I had snagged it, and there was a pulled piece of yarn about 5" long. (My brother observed that I had it coming for saying that the hard part was over!) I was able to carefully work the pull back into place and I moved on. ( I also got a plastic ziploc to put the lace in, and then THAT goes in the zippered bag. I learn eventually!)
Despite my confidence that it's all downhill from here, I decided to put in a lifeline and spread it out for a picture. My lifeline wasn't long enough to spread all the way, but this gives you an idea of the progress from the center flower. I love looking at the pictures - it's easier to see the actual pattern in the picture than just looking at the lace.
So, back on the needles and off we go. I did a pattern row at lunch, and then started the first of three plain rows. And got through a couple of pattern repeats when I noticed this. There is a column of circles, and I missed one. The one right BEFORE the lifeline. I carefully counted each repeat, but didn't notice that I'd skipped the circle.
*Sigh* I'm thinking of trying to fix it without going back. I'll let you know how it goes!
Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)
Ta da! It wasn't too bad of a fix.....which is good, because I've discovered that I need the fix in all 7 repeats of the pattern......possibly knitters with my concentration level aren't cut out for lace, but I'm gonna keep going......