Saturday, April 28, 2007


6 hours to the wedding and I am waiting on part of the bridal party to return so we can all unpin the shawl from its blocking. It is beautiful, and on a day when I am not in a wedding I will show you pictures of it.

For the record I am working on 3 hours of sleep. So don't stop sending the good thoughts just because the knitting part is done. I still have to remain upright and picture-ready.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Uh oh...

Rehearsal dinner: 22 hours away
Wedding ceremony: 45 hours away
Rows left: 14 (x 1000 stitches each row, plus crochet cast-off, plus blocking)

Naturally, you know what this means:

Get out your knitting disaster preparedness kit. It should have duct tape, a flash light, and hard liquor.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The home stretch

The threat advisory is orange. 6 days left.

This is the edging yesterday. I've knit 4 rows since then. Out of 50. And then the crochet cast-off. And blocking. And...

Doesn't it look pleasant and unassuming and pure-white innocent? It is not. It is the shawl of my downfall. It mocks me when I put it down, it taunts me as I knit it "38 more rows?" it sneers, "you'll never do it."

I can't tell you how tough it is to knit this much white lace. Think it's tough to keep seeing crumpled-up pictures of it? Imagine staring at it for hours on end. Hours and hours and lots more hours.

Want something else to look at? Me too. So I went and got my shoes for the wedding.

They were kind of expensive, but fabulous. And sparkley. Now back to the white shawl.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Are you tired of this yet?

In the past two days I have gotten my 0 circulars, redone the knitting chart, picked up and divided out my border stitches, redivided border stitches when I realized that I had changed the stitch count when I changed my chart, then knitted three rows of edging.

So pretend that it doesn't look like the same ball of white unblocked knittedness that I've been showing you for the past two weeks. I made a lot of progress. I really did.

12 more days and I'll knit something else to show you. Threat level holds steady at yellow.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Running out

The wedding shawl main body is done.

I love it dearly. I cannot wait for the edging, or more accurately until I can get my circulars for the edging. I couldn't find them in Indy, and so I've ordered them online. But there are only 17 days left, and we've got to upgrade the knitting project threat level. Chance of knitting disaster is now "elevated."

Knitters, cross your needles for me. I am flirting with disaster. However, I would like to distract you (and myself) with this sock:

It's a relatively tiny sock for my stepsister. It's bright pink and simple and one of several travel socks that I will make for her in the near future. Its threat level is "adorable."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

No pictures

Me and my camera are separate for the week. Thus, there will be no pictures for you. I'd like you to simply reinsert the crumpled-up shawl that you saw in a picture a week ago and then imagine there's a little more of it.

I am almost, almost, almost done with the main part of the shawl. I would like to cast on the edging this weekend, but I have been thwarted by my lack of the appropriate size circulars.

Tomorrow morning before work will therefore be dedicated to a search of the city of Indianapolis for a knitting store which carries 32" size 0 or 00 circulars. Wish me luck, and stay tuned Saturday for the updated shawl picture as well as the new traveling sock(s)