A few things I've learned. . inserting the lifeline and using stitch markers you must use a needle and thread technique not the spare thread taped onto the needle. This is because the stitch markers won't move! Ding, ding, ding.
Well here's my shawlette 3 rows shy of part 1. Ohh pretty!
Okay so yarn frustrated me so I turned to fabric. That's right pillowcase tutorial by Wonderfully Awkward. She threw up this awesome tute it seemed like a few hours after I asked.
On many of my trips to Portland, Oregon, I purchased some fabric at Fabric Depot at their super outdoor sale. $5.00/yard for super fabric . . yep totally up my alley. This is Dolce by Tanya Whelan ~Grand Revival
I've been letting this sit as I don't have awesome ribbon like Bonnie had in her tute. Instead I did a handy search for french seams. I found this tute over at Two Peas in a Pod Designs which worked wonders in place of the ribbon part. This as a flat seam and it rocks! You can have the double stitch on the inside or the out, yeah I have to think on that a bit more before it all makes sense.
It ended up to be a grand day, even with a restart. :)
I'll be adding this to a finish as I actually got something done. WHOOP!
Go check out what everyone around the blog-verse with Megan over at Canoe Ridge or Jenna over at Sew Happy Geek