Then there was the...
4. Europa Shawl: I don't know why I packed this. It consists of a horizontal two page un-traveler-friendly chart, with one redeeming feature that I wish upon all charts: Numbers written in for those long plain knit/purl rows. So you have xxxoxo 42 xoxxox. I was very pleased to not have to count those 42 knit stitches on the chart. This does not mean that there weren't 42 little empty boxes in that row, in case you wanted to count them, but I liked the numbers! (Maybe it's me, but I had never seen that on a chart before. Comments?
Here, again, is the picture of knitting projects at the beginning of the cruise. At the very top is the cowl (project #2), clockwise: My Peruvian knitting project pouch, Skew sock (which I didn't touch, because I didn't want to think--I would have to think to get that one going again), Blue Top with fancy border (more later), and above that the Europa shawl (gray) at the "nupp" stage.
complained told you about the "nupps"? (Rhymes with SOUP) P was right; she usually is... The more I did them the easier they got. The caveat is that I adjusted my tension, and I turned stitches around, and I used my stiletto 000 needle to dip through the 7 wraps for each nupp. I really don't care if they show or not. I'm past the section of nupps and say "good riddance"!!
I managed to complete the nupp section and go on to another annoying bit that looked horrible, but when I got it home and stretched out, I think it's salvageable. I put in a lifeline and will continue...at a later date.
Ahh. American Samoa (Pago Pago)