I want to start by thanking everyone for the kind comments last week. I am a firm believer that a blog should reflect the whole creation process included the bad parts. Last week I felt like a whiny child crying "Boo-hoo, this is taking too long." I anticipated the comments would be along the lines of "Suck it up buttercup," and reminding me that I don't have to make a shawl; when I want to knit socks I should cast on those socks. Instead you guys told me exactly what I needed to hear. You reminded me that my shawl is looking beautiful (that it will look even better when it's blocked) and that I can finish if I hang in there. I'm in a much better knitting place this week.
I started Chart E (the last chart!!!) over the weekend. I am currently on row 13 of 34. I want to wear this shawl to a wedding I'm attending in mid-September. When I started knitting I set the goal of finishing by the end of August. I'm not sure I'll be done by August 31, but I'm pretty sure when you check in for next week's yarn along I'll be sharing some socks. Once Omelet is blocked and I can do a proper photo shoot with her I'll share the finished shawl.