That's the thing about lace knitting. It keeps going and growing. You keep knitting until it's the size you want. If the shawl is in the shape of a triangle, keep knitting. If the shawl is a rectangle, keep knitting and soon you can wrap the fambly in warmth, or yarn bomb your neighbor's garage.
In case you don't remember a previous post, here's the lace shawl when I began -- well after a day or two of knitting, during which time I got used to the pattern, etched it onto a memory chip in my brain.
It's just a little bit of a thing here. I think this is still the first ball of yarn.
|In the beginning were a few rows. The Triangle Shawl|
begins at the bottom point, the one that will
hang down the back.
|Now a few more rows, enough so that the shawl|
embraces the pot, the way it will soon
embrace the wearer's shoulders.
Lace knitting is a quiet time to meditate or listen to a book. But first you have to learn and memorize the pattern. Like life: develop a few good habits and some days go more smoothly than others. For example, no speeding tickets or fewer kitchen spills or more joy from choosing the right thing.