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.