No One expects the Spanish Armada!

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The qoute is bollixed up - so sue me!

Proof-knitting by volunteers underway.

Pattern is definately proofed through row 100 and I *think* I've got it corrected the rest of the way.

Version 'J' posted below. I've included seprate files of the charts so that they can be printed seperatly in larger format if desired.

Benjermin Laudley-Bellowes; Town Crier for the Village of Skaneateles

aka:MMario

2/11 _ "Final" (I hope, I hope) version posted

2/19 - nothing like declaring something "finished" to get goofs to show up. Two more chart errors corrected in this version.

2/22 - more chart errorsw corrected - thorugh chart seven this time....*sigh*

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Correction for row 18 on

Correction for row 18 on CAHRT ONE - I mean "Chart One"

delete the knit stitch between the OTO and the skp. everything left of that moves right one square.....(that's what happens when you delete one

correction for row 22 chart one. should end skp, k1, k2tog; rather then the skp, k3, k2tog on current chart.

Thanks to the eagle eyes of Bahnona

and in correcting those I noticed row 24 (written) should end with a double decrease (A) - and it got left off.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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I've managed to identify the

I've managed to identify the "mystery Yarn" I am knitting this in. It is the 100% wool lace-weight from HandPaintedYarn.com. 850 yards per 100 gm. I still have a teensy bit left from the first skein (850 yards) and have less then 9 rows to knit. 1000 yards probably a safe bet - 1200 if you want to be VERY secure.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

TomH's picture

Great site. Looks like

Great site. Looks like beautiful yarn. How do you like working with it?

MMario's picture

tentative complete pattern

tentative complete pattern loaded; chart 8 uploaded.
I've knit thorugh row 135

complete pattern is 154 rows.

I'm figuring less then 1600 yards of laceweight, on us 8's.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

TomH's picture

Pictures? Can't wait to see

Pictures? Can't wait to see the completed shawl.

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I left my knitting bag at

I left my knitting bag at work by accident! So pictures will be delayed - as I won't be able to work on it this weekend as I planned. I am such an idiot!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

Will you not be town crying

Will you not be town crying or Christmas carolling this weekend?

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different jobs. yesterday I

different jobs. yesterday I did the caroling bit; then our annual evening show (Dicken's Holly Follies) and finished up with a paid caroling gig at a commercial party in the area. they canceled today's show due to weather. The normal hour and a half drive home took me about 3.5 hours to do today in daylight. Glad I didn't do it last night in the dark!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

I last saw snow six years

I last saw snow six years ago in the mountains 30 miles away, and it was only a light dusting!

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There is only one possible

There is only one possible rebuttal to that statement....

PFFFFFFFTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

Well said sir! Most worthy

Well said sir! Most worthy of a town crier.

TomH's picture

Maybe no accident. Maybe

Maybe no accident. Maybe just an opportunity to work on one of the many other beautiful designs you have in your head but just can't get around to starting. I'm sure there is at least one idea in there that's begging to come out.

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One currently in the throes

One currently in the throes of prototype-hood; several screaming loudly to be cast on.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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corrected chart seven - as

corrected chart seven - as when I knit it I found I hadn't figured it out correctly.

Have now knit rhough row 129.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

It's going to be another

It's going to be another really fantastic piece of work. Can't wait.

TomH's picture

How very exciting. Thanks

How very exciting. Thanks for the pix, Mario. Will the finished shawl be blocked square? Or will the Spanish lace square center round out during the blocking if it's to be a circular shawl? What yarn weight are you using? What needle size?

By the way, I'm on Row 146 of Queen Anne's Lace shawl #2 (in purple Palette yarn). Gotta hurry. Christmas is coming!

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It will be blocked square;

It will be blocked square; mitering the corners in the print o' the wve has been interesting - since it's a 17 + 1 stitch repeat, but the "plus 1" bops back and forth from one end to the other.....
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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HA! I open the attachment

HA! I open the attachment and the first thing I see is "kook." Well, I know I'm a little bit cooky, but jeez! HA. Anyhow, I'm assuming the O's are yarnovers? And in the case of kook, that is two yarn overs in a row between two knit stitches.

MMario's picture

yeah - I tend to use my own

yeah - I tend to use my own shorthand - but I try to remember to tell people what I mean.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

TomH's picture

Can't wait to see the pix.

Can't wait to see the pix.