What’s this? Empty needles? That can only mean one thing!
I stayed up way too late last night trying to finish this shawl. I know I’m going to find a couple of places where I’ll say, “What was I doing?” I was up well past the confusion stage. You know, when, despite the fact that you just did the stitch right, it looks absolutely wrong and you should just throw away the whole project because it’s ruined now. I hit that and then did another 100+ stitches.
It’s crazy to see this project off the needles. This is my Everest, the most stitches I’ve done on any project (so far). While I was knitting it, the whole thing looked like a tangle with no rhyme or reason to anything. Now that I can spread it out a bit, I see the patterns I worked. It’s almost pretty.
I call it my NFO, or nearly finished object (I know, I’m not the first to use that term), because we’re not done yet. I have many ends to weave in, and then I have to block the whole thing. I don’t have enough pins, so I’ll probably have to hitch a ride to a craft store today. Or, I could find alternative ways to block this. I’m still working out the plan.
This means I may actually have this ready as a Mother’s Day present for my mummy! I was so hoping I would, and now I’m so close. It’s all up to how long it takes to dry. I’m so excited! I know she’s seen me working on it and has known all along what it was, but like I said, it’s different on the other end.