This lovely shawl is looking very very (very) nice. I love the way the desinger put the soft slope into what is an otherwise straight lace. Fantastic.
And the drape? Oh my. It is fantastic. I hope Ludmila likes it.
At the same time, if all I knit on was that, I would go crazy. It isn't that it is so fine. It isn't that it is lace. It isn't that it is stockinette. Nope. None of these.
There is a deadline on it. I hate that. I don't like feeling pushed in this. I don't mind deadlines in work. That is OK. It marks an end, but in a knitting project, deadlines should only be my own internal ones. This projects deadline is marked by her arrival on the 21st, though why the arrival date is my deadline, I do not know. She will be here 3 weeks so I guess, I do have those days too. But I don't want to clutter those days with knitting like this. I want to be able to not think about my knitting while she is visiting and when baby is new.
(I wonder if she is as excited as I am about this whole grandmother thing?)
I won't run out of time on it at all. It is going faster than that, but I find that I don't feel like knitting on it as much as I would without the deadline. I work on focusing on how fantastic the drape of this is and how wonderful it feels. It helps, but I wish it helped more.
Did I mention the fantastic drape?
There are two skeins of yarn left in RCY's snazzy new westside store, different colours than what I am knitting. I almost bought them after working with this. I've resisted so far and bought of bunch of other stuff instead. I am not so sure I will remain strong next time.
And did I mention the fantastic drape?