Shawl Countdown: 16 Days to the Wedding
I have 16 days until I will be wearing a fabulous (and finished...and blocked) Adamas made of hand-dyed silk. It will be finished. It will be fabulous.
Of course, it's not finished yet. Jeanne (of the beautiful newly-finished Adamas) thinks I'm crazy (not that she's the first person to tell me that), but last night I started my extra pattern repeat. I'm pretty sure I'm crazy, too. I could be working on the edging now. I'd be *almost there*. Instead, I'm trying to get one more repeat done... Crazy.
Last night, I sat my butt down and pulled out my knitting for a long knitting-and-TV marathon. Top Model, followed by American Idol (which I haven't actually watched all season -- I just watched it 'cuz it was on), followed by Law & Order. I worked myself up to such a frantic knitting pace that I believe I broke a sweat.
But I only have 16 days. And I have 18 rows to go. Plus bind-off. Plus blocking. I'm hoping to watch plenty of TV/movies over the next few days, so I can block mid-next week -- since we're going up to my parents' cottage for a few days before the wedding, and I really don't want to have to block it there. But if I've got to block at the cottage, Mom assures me she'll make room.
16 days. 18 rows. Can I pull it off? Frankly, I have no choice. I bought the dress to match.