So, after working on this scarf for about two weeks now, I am happy to report that I have not yet gone crazy and I have actually made some very good progress! Through the prodigious use of lifelines at the beginning of each panel of lace (and in some cases, many, many more) I am almost complete with the first half of the scarf and very happy with how it is turning out. I just have the last lace section to go before binding off. Then I get to do the whole thing over again. Sigh... did I mention how much I hate knitting the same thing twice?
I've mostly been knitting the scarf during lunch breaks or before work with the occasional long stretch at knit night or at home on a weekend. I find I can listen to tv when I work on it, but not very closely, so Food Network or HGTV is my background noise of choice. I'm making this scarf for charity, so I do have a bit of a deadline and some stress about doing a good job knitting it. I think I can get it done in time though... as long as I don't get distracted by something else for too long. I think you might know just how easily I can get distracted by other projects.
In a frenzy to take a nice picture of my progress when it's been raining pretty much for two days, I went to a local coffee shop after work today and plunked myself down in a chair to knit and enjoy an iced coffee. Ok... I got some quiche too, but don't tell anyone ok? It's a secret! I'm supposed to be behaving myself :) On that note, I think it might be time to make some dinner, so I guess I'll finally stop chattering and show you what the completed section of the scarf looks like. Until next time!