Final battle

I’m finally getting there.

The cardigan just requires seaming and a large ribbed collar. The shawl requires just 24 more rows and a border:

It will be so very, very good to have these projects finished and out the door. I hadn’t realized how much I take my typical speedy progress for granted. I’m sure it’s just because I’m usually monogamous to a project–it’ll be somewhere around 2 months to finish 2 projects, which isn’t that much slower than usual for me. But usually, I have a nice little feeling of accomplishment halfway through. And this time, halfway through I was doing lace surgery.

Oh, well. The cardigan is making me fidget in my seat, I’m so excited to wear it, and the shawl is going to be knockout. It’ll be worth the work. Just the same, though, the next project is a tiny little lace sweater for a 2-year-old friend of mine. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Final battle

  1. I am so looking forward to seeing the cardi on you, I still haven’t started mine yet. i wish I had more hours in the day!

  2. You’re almost there! They are both going to be wonderful. And then you’ll get the big, double sense of accomplishment. But afterwards, I totally hear ya on the baby sweater. A fast baby sweater pattern can be the absolute best for (nearly) instant gratification.

  3. Both projects are looking very nice. I like to have two projects going at a time, even if it seems as if I ought to get done faster. If I have a problem on one, I can sometimes figure out what to do while I’m working on the other, and I always have something to knit. I actually find it takes discipline to stick to only two.

  4. I will be excited to see how the cardigan turns out — it’s such a beautiful pattern. And the shawl should be stunning (I loved that design the first time I saw it in the book).

    P.S. Your shawl model is super cute!

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