I have passed the halfway point in Nae and it’s all downhill from here! I love knitting sideways shawls like this because they go faster as you get closer to the end. It cuts down on the impatient anticipation of the finished product. It also helps because I have a bad habit of knitting faster when I’m afraid of running out of yarn. It’s as if the yarn is not measured in yards, but in time. If I can only beat the yarn to the finish line, I’ll have enough yarn to finish my project. So sideways shawls that require less and less yarn as you get closer to then end(while requiring you to knit less and less stitches) are great.
I’m really excited to finish this shawl. It doesn’t look like much now(which is why I haven’t really given you a good picture of it yet), but with a good blocking, I can tell this thing is going to look gorgeous. Plus the yarn is really yummy. This is the first time I’ve used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light and I’ve been pretty impressed. While it doesn’t feel particularly extraordinary in the skein, the fabric it makes is delicious. My hand will brush against it as I knit and I just think, “mmmm. Yes. This will feel good on my neck.”
I’m trying to finish this quickly so I can squeeze as much knitting into the winter break as I can, but I might have to slow down just a little bit. I am feeling a bit of a cold coming on in the back of my throat and nose. I’ve lost count of how many cups of tea with honey I’ve had today, as well as how long I’ve had a headache(two days at least.). It’s rather frustrating to get sick just as I’m trying to relax and rest up for the next semester. In fact, it’s leaving me feeling a bit like Calvin.