Sorry about the dearth of posts lately – my mum has been visiting the last two weeks and it was just a bit harder to take photos and write posts etc. Not that we were out and about a lot, I have to admit there was a lot of sitting around and knitting and me teasing her about knitting for other people instead of her next grandchild – not that it had any effect!
But even though she didn’t mention it once while she was here, her visit did make me feel guilty that I STILL have not finished the lace shawl I started for her in April 2007 (!!!). The last time I knit on it was April this year! Oh dear! So I pulled it out on Sunday after she’d gone home and realised I’m just over half way done (a bit more than I thought – hurrah!).
(sorry about the crappy photo – it’s too long to fit anywhere to photograph easily!)
I know I can’t get it finished by Christmas, but her birthday is in early April, so I figure I’ve got 5 months (including November!) to finish it – that’s 10% per month, or 40 rows – totally do-able, right?
In fact, since Sunday, I’ve done two repeats – that’s 16 rows – only 24 more to go until the end of November! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!