Okay, I figured out the scalloped edge on T-Twist. Not all by myself, though. The lovely Jenifer, brilliant designer of this pattern, was kind enough to e-mail me back with another way to look at the instructions. All I can say is, d'oh! It was really simple, but my brain wasn't able to process it. I blame the fever.
Here it is so far:
I'm getting some really interesting pooling, which I wasn't expecting. I was expecting something more like Reluctant Mango's, which used the same yarn (different color). Am I nuts, though, or is it kind of cool? I suppose I could do that "knit a few rows from alternating hanks" thing, but that sounds like so much work. All those ends to weave in. So I think I'll keep going and see if I like the result. The colors make me a little hungry, since they look like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream.
Edited to add: Knitpastis, I thought *I* was the only one without ball winder and swift! It's nice to know I'm not alone :)
In case anyone else has my particular brain problem, check out how easy the scalloped edge is. You're really just twisting the fabric between the needles (which I think is word-for-word what the instructions said, but I got hung up on the "away from you, under the edge of the fabric" bit):
And you get this:
Voila! Keep going, and you have a nice scalloped edge.
The edge is curling a bit, but I think blocking should take care of that. I kind of thought the scalloped edge would be heavy enough to pull it down. Maybe it will be after washing.
Other knitting: I keep saying I'm not really a joiner, then I join things. First, the Knitting Olympics, now The Amazing Lace, co-hosted by Rachel, whose blog is fun and highly addictive. I'll be knitting the Indian Summer Shawl, which means I'd better finish designing it. I keep getting carried away with incorporating several lace patterns...I really need to narrow it down. I have decided it will be a rectangle. I think. Almost for sure. Who can resist a knitting group with such a pun-erific name? And spoofing reality TV? Awesome.
Reading: Still in a fluffy book rut.
Writing: Going back and fixing a timeline issue. That's one disadvantage of not outlining ahead of time; I'm still developing alibis for people.
Cooking: Soup, soup, and more soup. And toast, tea, and 7UP Plus.