Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The 5 stages of a Knit-along

1. Denial: oh, what a beautiful shawl! Three months is plenty of time to knit it. Fingering weight would give the shawl divine drape. Three months. No problem.

2. Anger: For the love of all that is wooly, will people just leave me alone so I can knit! I am on a deadline here!

3. Bargaining: Ok, if I play a Mickey Mouse DVD and give you some cookies, can you two boys stay quiet and let Mommy knit?

4. Depression: What's the use. I will never finish this shawl in time. Why should I even bother?

5. Acceptance: Sigh. I gave it my best effort, but I think it is safe to say that I am not going to finish the Duchess Shawl in time for the deadline. Last Thursday.

I estimate that I have knit on it for 60 hours, and have another 20 hours to go. Plus the ruffle.

Today, it is all about the acceptance.

P.S. It does look great. I am having techinical issues so pictures will have to wait for another day.