We have a winner for the Brave New Knits Contest! Holli Yeoh will be receiving the signed copy of Brave New Knits along with Shepherd Sock yarn so she can knit The Orchid Thief Shawl. Keep an eye out for an email from me Holli!
I got started on my own Orchid Thief on Sunday. The TNNA board meeting on Monday and Tuesday gave me more knitting time than I can usually find, so I'm way farther along than I would have been under normal circumstances. I'm doing this one in Shepherd Sport in Baltic Sea and I'm about half way thru the third repeat of chart 3.
I had a little trouble with the transition from chart 2 to chart 3, but once I figured it out I was quickly sailing right along with my usual amount of tinking due to missed yo's and the like. I can pretty reliably count on missing something at some point every ten rows or so. At least I'm getting skilled enough to be able to easily find and correct my little mishaps.