Yarn over, do-over

SummerSolstice01
The Summer Solstice shawl has been bound off, ends woven in, and blocked.

The beads are beautiful; the right amount of weight and shimmer for the edge. The shape of the lace and the gauge is also pleasing.

It all has potential.

Concerned about yardage, I had cast on one less repeat in width. But, with beads instead of nupps, there was plenty (20%) remaining. And, the fit is off because of it.

Destined to start over, I am waiting a week before ripping out. With each passing day, I become more sure that a rip-out, re-do is the right choice.

Summer Solstice Mystery

Four years ago I purchased some Handmaiden Sea Silk. This was a classic case of buying yarn without a project in mind.
seasilk

I have since started four scarf-type projects, each only to be frogged before too long.

This month, I will try again. With the “Wendy Knits” Summer Solstice mystery knit-along. I’m not promising anyone anything, but I have downloaded the preliminary information and located my 420 yards of fingering weight. We’ll see what happens!