Let me give you some background info on me. Something that most of you will not know. I am a tad argumentative. I have been this way since I was a wee one. Over the years I have harnessed my need to be right, as I have learned being right is not all that it is cut out to be. This knowledge did not stop me from having a debate with myself over my latest knitting project.
My Kleio started innocently enough and developed out of an idea to knit with coveted yarn. I figured rather than these pretty colors just sitting in a yarn bin, they could make me happy in shawl form. It started with wonderful row upon row of comforting garter stitch. As I knit, I kept thinking why have I not cast on this pattern before?
Then I remembered, there were three Latvian braids that were included in this knit. I conquered the first one with teeth on edge. I did not like it. but I liked the effect. As I worked on the lace there was a dread knowing that after the lace came the second braid. Here is where the argument with myself started. Should I continue? Should I knit the rest without the remaining two braids. Would I be cheating myself of the perfect shawl? I buckled down and completed the next braid. This was only after many whining emails to my friend Jody.
With the second braid done, the decision about the third one was fast approaching. I decided I could not knit another one. Nor, was I going to do the edging that other's on Ravelry remarked took them a week.
Happy knitting everyone!