As of Saturday morning, I had 38 repeats of Irtfa'a's edging done.
I thought to myself, "Clearly, finishing this shawl by Monday night is right out of the realm of possibilities." and that wasn't even counting the fact that I had a party to throw that evening.
I did try to make it a party where knitting wasn't insane --The Divine Though Blogless Elizabeth was there. CGirl, whom those of you who read Seasons of Lace might recognize, was there. I even imported knitters - Janna came all the way from Iowa! But ya know, a party where more than half of the people are non-knitters is not a place to work on beaded wonders. Especially when you're the hostess.
The Golf Pro contributed lovely flowers to the decorations:
I don't think he remembers that these were prevalent at our wedding, but he brings them to me every so often anyway. I love it! Three stems are plenty to make the house smell lovely!
So... there was Sunday. Ordinarily, Sunday would be a good day to make progress -- maybe to get to, say the half way point of that edging? But THIS Sunday was Father's day, so we did what Golf Pro wanted to do. That did leave knitting time while he watched golf, but it also involved grocery shopping to get the ingredients to make a new recipe. Here is the stuffed flank steak before it hit the oven:
Notice the odd shape? That meant that though I was able to roll it up and cook it, and it did taste lovely, it did not come out looking like anything that you want to take pictures of, much less take pictures and show them to the world on your blog. It was well received by one and all, so I may yet do it again. If I do, I'll work on the shaping thing, and will take a picture if I ever get one that looks as good as it tastes
Today was all about the appointments and the driving to and fro. PT was a good thing, but those new exercises, and the intensity of the deep tissue work meant that this afternoon -- mostly I iced my shoulder (not a knitting friendly activity).
So, as the sun starts sinking on this, the longest day of the year, I've finished a whopping 42 repeats of the ending. At least I'm "off book" as it were, and no longer need to read the chart for every row. I've got about a good two dozen repeats left to get to the center section (note, that does not say the middle point).
This evening, we're headed out to do a labyrinth walk to celebrate the solstice (There WAS an official knitters' Solstice Walk that started about an hour ago, but it was over 90 degrees when they started, and the walk is through an open sunny prairie -- I'm too wimpy. We're bailing and doing a shorter more solitary labyrinth walk instead. I will likely take the Golf Pro's sock to work on, as I'm at that lovely section of the foot where you just knit and knit and knit.....spiraling along just like the labyrinth's path.
Seasons of Lace 'sSpring season ends at midnight. Tomorrow --- SUMMER of Lace begins!