Last night, I came home, ate dinner, didn't clean the kitchen, and knitted. The shawl was calling my name, clambering to be worked on, so that's what I did. Knitted on the shawl, listened to my book and just chilled until it was time to go to bed.
I'm not sure yet if I'm avoiding the sock, or if the shawl just wants to be knitted that badly. I haven't thoroughly liked the pattern so far. In fact, I'm considering just knitting the foot plain so it'll be over more quickly. That should be a sign that it's not working for me. We will see. I THINK what the problem is is that I don't like doing the doubled decrease...the slipping as if to knit-2-together then slipping those 2 stitches over is kind of tight and slow, and I'm not crazy about it...it looks great so I don't want to do a different doubled decrease...so I'm waivering. Frog now when I just have a few repeats in or sally forth and finish. It'll be pretty...but it may also never get finished.
I'll make a decision tomorrow because to be honest, today I'm just not up to it. I'm tired since it stormed from about midnight on last night. The rain was particularly bad right at the time for me to leave this morning, so I waited to go for about 30 minutes...and even so the roads were very very wet. I do hate driving on wet roads.
I also feel like I'm coming down with a cold. We'll see if it becomes anything, but everyone at work has been sick, so it's probably my turn.
Here is the most beautiful shawl. I've done the first pattern repeat on the lace edged border. 2 more pattern repeats of it to go, then another little eyelet row followed by 2 rows of garter stitch. This puppy will be finished tomorrow and then it's blocking time.
I wanted you to see how much of the first ball I have left...not much. And there are lots and lots of stitches on each row right now, so it won't last much longer. I'm going to do a double knot join so I can not worry about running out mid-row. Also, I think attempting to weave in ends on a lace is not going to work out very well.
In case you're enthralled by watching this shawl grow, I will post pics tomorrow and Sunday, so stay tuned!