**Friday morning addition: After posting that, I found a few balls of Taj Mahal, and sat down with the chart AGAIN. (Don't argue with the crazy woman, hon. She bites!) I carefully marked out my three repeats. I made it thru chart one, and then chart two. I started the second repeat, and guess what? Same jacked up result.
I struggled with that quite a bit. Was there an error? No, it was simply a matter of perspective!!! Because I am making a doily, which is normally round, I should work every section as a single wedged entity. (Like a tam! Duh!) The mistake I made? I started the row, and repeated between * and * til I ran out of stitches, like every good little knitter does. That threw everything off!
Now that I have seen the doily light, I am pressing on. I like Taj, and will use this to see if I like this shawlette enough to make it in my Sea Silk. Problem negated!
I summoned up my courage yesterday and ordered patterns from Martina's Bastel and Hobby. I ordered several lace leaflets, and was a little unnerved when I saw the postage fee...Eur 15.30??? My order shipment notice came today-it was only 5.00. I've never ordered from Martina, and I am anxious to see how this works out.
On the same note, I surfed YesAsia yesterday for knitting books. This is a pretty good site, as there are previews of many of the garments in the books. I think I'll have to give this a try after I research it a little.
And on a blog format note-are my two columns parallel, or have I goofed up my format somehow?