Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Emergency shawl knitting

It never fails - just when I think I'm going to have all this deadline-free knitting ahead of me - a deadline pops up.

My manager announced today that she's leaving the company. She's the best manager I've ever had, and if anyone was ever deserving of a lace shawl it's her. The kicker - her last day is May 9. And with the move this weekend and no ability to start it until Sunday at the earliest - that leaves me exactly 12 days to knit a full-sized shawl. But I think I can do it!

Mom's heading down to the dye studio tomorrow to dye me up some Desert Cat in a lovely deep red-purple. On Sunday, the needles will be upacked and I'll be setting to work. The only thing I need now is a pattern.....

Any suggestions?


Minding My Own Stitches said...

I'm about to start Summer Flies, I think. You're very brave to take this on. I could never manage a full sized shawl in that little time!

Dee said... or

Both are pretty easy, I think.

Araignee said...

If anyone can do it-you can!
Since everything I make always takes a year or more due to my lack of any attention span, I have no idea what a quick knit is but I am sure you will come up with a beauty.

Frieda said...

How about Ishbel , by Isolde Teague . I knit one awhile ago , fun and interesting knit and I actually wear it .

gayle said...

Oh, good luck! (You don't actually need sleep, right?)