Anyway, it's charming. Utterly charming. Cushy and comforting. Like oatmeal on a cold winter morning. The soothing garter stitch is predictable, familiar, yet kept from being monotonous by the novelty of the colour changes. And it's flying off the needles! A friend remarked that it's a good thing I'm knitting with aluminum needles, because I'd be fixin' to set my knitting on FIRE I'm rubbing these here pointy sticks together so fast. All in all, I'd say it's perfect, perfect knitting.
The instructions had seemed fairly straightforward, but what if I had made a mistake? The third section of the shawl has you knitting 3 stitches past a previously wrapped stitch. Had I been picking up too many stitches all along? Had I been over-thinking the directions and taken the instructions too literally? Had I inadvertently turned my perfect, winter comfort knitting into a pile of absolute drivel that I would need to rip back in quiet shame?
All night, it bothered me. I barely slept a wink. This morning, once I was caffeinated and the kids were safely off to school, I knew what I had to do.
Happy Knitting, Everyone!