Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A commitment

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!

16 comments:

kms said...

of course its doable, says she who cant manage more than 5 rows of xmas knitting a day. but its worth perservering, april will be very good timing and that is just beautiful, she will love it. imagine the look on her face!

Bells said...

You can do it! You can do it! I know you can! It'll be SO good to have it finished and I haven't seen it in so long so it's nice to see what it looks like again!

2paw said...

Absolutely, when you say it like that, it's ten rows a week. That's a doddle!! I think I remember this, or my mind is going. Glad you are well and how lovely to have a visit from your mum!!

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

That's a lovely shawl (you know I'm a sucker for colours!!) - and I agree with Cindy - Doddle at ten rows per week!

m1k1 said...

Gorgeous colours. Love the way they let the pattern shine through.

LynS said...

Ten rows a week is perfectly manageable for a dutiful daughter...particularly when there is such a lovely outcome.

MadMad said...

Oh, it's pretty! I'm sure you can do it - and who knows? Sometimes you pick those long lost WIPs up and they take off and you can't remember why you ever put them down. And sometimes you remember right away...

Glad you had a nice visit with your mom! I was getting worried!

jp said...

You can so do it!

It was great to meet your mum too!

Donna Lee said...

It's beautiful. Your mom should love it. Trust me. Moms love anything their children make. Anything. Even when their children are grown.

Roxie said...

Gorgeous shawl! And you are so wise to break the project into managable bits. Ten rows a week is SO do-able!

del said...

Oh, how pretty! I can't wait to see this shawl finished.

michele said...

sure you can do it. and it's so pretty. hope you had a good visit.

Alwen said...

It's lovely!

And just think, it's rested and ready to be knitted on again.

Lynne said...

To quote an old song [can't even remember which one] - "Go on girl, you can do it"

Ann said...

The shawl looks great & I am sure you can finish it by April. Good luck!

Leonie said...

Just curious about the pattern...your own or a published one? It looks interesting so far.

Oh and are sure it isn't twins? Verification word "bogiryl" which to me is just "boy girl" a bit muddled up :-)