The shawl that never ends...
Why do I feel like I've been working on this shawl forever? When everyone else in blogland is completing much more complicated shawls in a matter of days, I'm still plugging away at the paisley lace after what seems like months. It has gotten so bad that now whenever I pick up the shawl to start knitting, I start humming:
This is the shawl that never ends,
It just goes on and on my friends,
One day I started knitting it, not knowing what it was,
And I'll continue knitting it, forever, just because... this is the shawl that never ends!
Ack! And then I can't get that stupid stupid tune out of my head!
But I think I have figured out one problem that is slowing me down: Addi turbos are not meant for lace knitting. The tips are just not quite pointy enough for fingering weight yarn. I love how the purl rows go fairly quickly, but a single SSK takes me maybe 30 seconds to do, because I spend so much time trying to get the tip of the left needle through both loops of yarn. I'm going to have to do some research and figure out what type of needles are better for lace.
In other news, it is a rainy, crappy day today. And the bad weather is supposed to continue into the weekend. And I am THRILLED!!! Why, you ask? Because we were supposed to go on a camping trip that I was really not looking forward to... a camping trip with couple friends and their children, to a campground made especially for RVs. The horror - camping with RVs! That's just wrong. BUT, the couple who reserved the campsite have decided to cancel the trip because they don't want to be camping with their kids in the rain. Woohoo!!! My whole entire weekend is now FREE! Maybe now I can finish that dang shawl...