KAL Mystery Shawl is now revealed as Polaris.
OWS (Oslo Walk Shawl) re-visited.
As I spent my first evening on the couch after 3 weeks of toddler activity, I began work on the Polaris above, examining each stitch, looking for those pesky dropped stitches, or worse yet, a stray yarn over. Four weeks had passed since I blocked my OWS and discovered a hole MID-CENTER. I don't know how it could have escaped me until after binding off and blocking! OK. Maybe I was a tad excited to finish... Here's the last blog about it, carefully avoiding mention of a hole: Blocking link
I've admitted it to all my groups: Knit night group, exclaiming it won't be noticed when it's around my neck, and I "could" take another piece of yarn and tie it closed, or something. I even proudly showed it off to my knitting classes to demonstrate that 'stuff happens' and it's not the end of the world. So there I was: At the end of the world. And that night I chose to DO something about it.
First I spent a half hour with yarn and needle, trying to make it look, well, ... er,... perfect, and surprise! It didn't. Then I took a crochet hook and tried to create an extra stitch from the hole all the way down to... it wasn't pretty. After an hour of head scratching, I resolved it would have to go. I picked up a row of stitches below it and bravely pulled out the bind off edge.
Meanwhile, I found a pesky dropped stitch in my Polaris... better keep looking for more!