16 December, 2006

Damn Errata.

We all make mistakes, including me.
On Geyl and Parthenope BOTH the increases are incorrectly charted. I know, I know...I said to think of the little black square as your stitch marker, which would be fine except you have to swap it with the yo increase. They should read:
slip marker, yarn over, work across row in pattern, yarn over, slip marker, knit one (this is the ONE stitch that the increases will fall on either side of). The markers mark the ONE stitch (stop me from finding a way to make a "one ring" joke, please, stop me!) and nothing else. There will only ever be the ONE stitch between the markers. The yarn overs feed into the main pattern section. Otherwise you'd have to be moving markers arond every time you added a new pattern repeat in and no one wants to do that. Yuck.

04 December, 2006


Parthenope (Parth-ehn-oh-pee) is the name of Florence Nightingale's sister. Little known random facts are one of my specialties. Florence and Parthenope were both unusual names for their day. There parents were like the sort of people who today we would equate with the kind of parents who would name their children Boxcar and Moonshadow. Parthenope was born while they were on their honeymoon in Naples (Parthenope being the ancient Greek name for that city). Florence was born a year later and they kept on the Italian city naming kick. While Florence was an academic child, Parthenope was artistic and, as the painting depicts, she was into the needlework. And I think it's a neat name. So here, finally are some pictures of Parthenope the shawl:

And now you can have one for your very own!

Parthenope uses 2 skeins of Shaefer Yarns "Anne" or 1120 yds of any laceweight yarn. Check out the back posts on http://knitandthecity.blogspot.com for the saga of the test knitting!