You may have heard of a little election Scotland is having tomorrow. It’s certainly come up in conversation once or twice. And by once or twice I mean that it was the topic of conversation for pretty much every dinner conversation I had over the two weeks I was at the workshop in Spain. Even the bus driver on the way to the airport chimed in.
At the moment the outcome is far too close to call with any certainty, so tomorrow I and all the other Scottish voters will take to the polls and cast our votes either way. It’s an intimidating decision and while I have a fairly good idea which side I will come down on, I’ll be keeping my eye on the last hours of the campaign.
Of course, all that election coverage will require some electoral knitting. Luckily I have a Shetland shawl from Heirloom Knitting that would fit with the theme. Or perhaps it will be a good time to cast on a Shetland style shawl with some lovely grey Shetland lace.
In other news, I did manage to finish casting off my Undercover blanket.
The icord edging was a breeze once I got home to that final ball of yarn. For the corners I decided to bind off twice into the corner stitch and into one stitch either side. To do that, I knit two, then did a ssk as usual, but only slipped the stitch from the icord off the left needle. Then I slipped the stitches back, knit two and then did a ssk into the last stitch of the ichord and into the same blanket stitch as the previous row.
I still have to graft the start and end of the bind off together, weave in an end or 8 and then block the blanket, but first I want to knit a large swatch and throw it into the washing machine to see how it fares.