Seraphim: in charted waters

Finished the plain section of my Seraphim shawl on Friday and started the first of four charts.  I knit tightly (continental knitting is helping fix that) and I don't want to run out of yarn, so I cut out one 12 row repeat in the plain section.  Plus, a three foot long shawl on someone my height?  Not so smart.  No pictures because it looks the same as before but with two rows of eyelets.

This is my first charted pattern and turning it upside down helped get a sense of what's going on.  Counting the little boxes for the number of stitches to knit before the next eyelet would have been most useful before I messed up the first wing and had to undo it!  When I hit the second chart I'm putting in lifelines, I've messed up enough lace to want a security blanket.  I like that you're eased into it with a set of eyelets in the first chart before the real work begins.

Planning to make MimKnits Boudica socks later this year, there's a kit from Wooly Wonka Fibers with superwash BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) yarn and an interesting Sagebrush and Cedar colour.  But the Loopy Ewe sock club is due in August, wonder what she's sending this time?

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