As soon as I can bear to get around it it, I’m going to post an update on the progress of my wedding shawl. Maybe I’ll it The Shawl that Scragged Me.
The wedding shawl has been in timeout for over a month. I fussed with it this weekend, but it’s now on timeout again. I can’t find any evidence that anyone on Ravelry has had the same problems I’m having. Everybody is all ga-ga about how clear Romi’s instructions are. So it must be me…
When another project is giving me fits, what I usually do is start another project. Even if I really don’t have time for it. Even when doing so will cause me many more time management fits later. Like right now, when I have one month in which to complete my final project for my master’s degree and only two months in which to finish my wedding shawl.
When my wedding shawl and I started having “issues” back in February, I flung it (carefully) into a corner and ran screaming. I ran all the way to the Stephen West Rockefeller shawl. It’s bold and linear. It’s art deco and a bit masculine.
Overcompensating for the feminine lacy-ness of Fiori Di Sole? Youbetchya.
Rockefeller was balm to my soul. I loved almost every minute of knitting it. I have it wrapped around my shoulders right now as I write this, cat in my lap. He’s only gotten his claws caught in it once, with no discernible damage.
Thus fortified, I feel I might have the courage to rip back to chart F of Fiori and try again. This is, seriously, like take 5.