The pity party is done, though I am still wishing and hoping that paper can fly. Instead I shall focus on the knitting. Knitting is always a consolation. There is always something to knit around here. And always something new to cast on. This is new, but it just replaces something I was unhappy with. Therefore, it is not 'new' new.
This is being knit instead of that lovely Onerva, for my daughter in laws Grandmother. I love the Onerva pattern and will finish it for myself, but I just was not happy with the quality of my knitting. The reverse side of stockinette is always the true test of a knitters skill, and I am not there yet. My skills are not ready for that challenge.
So here I am back in the land of Shetland, with a slightly bigger yarn, and a much faster to knit pattern. Well maybe not a faster knit, but surely a more fun knit than a large centre of stockinette (and yes, there is a wee bit of wussiness involved here). It is a stockinette lace but the pattern hides my knitterly flaws.
I am not going to knit the same border on this shawl as what is shown in the book. I like the border from another just a few pages farther on better, so traditional without all the traditional parts. The goal is to make a beautiful shawl for a sweet lady.
I have a trip to town and a hundred errands but this afternoon is reserved for knitting on Mr. Needles vest. I'm looking forward to it.