Hey, this Woolyworks and I'm new to this blog. I purchased the shawl pattern and have read completely through it--whew! 18 pages of pattern is just a little mind boggling. I've knitted a lot of shawls and yet this one is hard for me to wrap my mind around. I think it's because there's not a large schematic to show me where I start and where I end and the charts are just little snippets of the whole. I'm solidly grounded in geometry and the way this pattern is written makes my knowledge a little useless. OK, so I'll have to learn to knit from text rather than charts, but it can't be rocket science, can it?
I'm sure that when I get past the setup section I'll get a picture of it in my mind, but for now, I'm feeling more than a little lost. That's pretty sad for someone who's been knitting for as long as I have. Maybe this is the challenge that I've needed to get me off of dead center. Let's hope so! Here I go!
I'll be so glad to do socks with all of you knitters. I adore knitting socks and the Honeybee stole looks so exciting. I'm looking forward to more activity on this blog and meeting lots of you as we knit along.