I will admit that I do not always mark where I've been or where I've left off. Like many knitters in the thrill of the beginning of a project, I'm sure I will knit right on through it, never leaving it long enough to lose my place. And this in spite of the fact that I know I am constantly starting something new. Well then, here's a good lesson from the revived Highland Triangle: leave clues and make notes as you knit, just in case.
I will thoroughly enjoy knitting on this shawl again. I has a rhythmic pattern and the central triangle grows quickly. Knitting satisfaction. Plus the Just Beautiful Alpaca is one of may favorite yarns for knitting. Feels grand in the hand (quickly jots down the corny slogan).
On the subject of functional, the Best Loved Garter Stitch Shawl, a most functional garment, will be right by my side today to knit on in those moments when my time to concentrate on the Highland Triangle lace is limited, conversation ensues, or I am just plain tired. It's just garter stitch ( I love that phrase) and the color is so enticing it's a joy to knit in the summer light. It was an unusual batch of Dancing Colors in Crimson. Watermelon color. Refreshing. That's the joy of color and hand dyeing. Shifts happen.
Best Loved is large now and close to being done, so it may be the first to be completed. Only twenty-four rows to go but they are long ones, some 320 stitches each. Lovely long rows.
Let the knitting begin!