At first it was just really hard to make. Then I got used to the charts, notebooks, counting, not being able to watch tv while working on it, the awkward passing over under and through.
Then - I ran out of yarn, and the ewe I used, Iris, was sold already to a farm in Salamanca. So, I waited for Kiraz's fleece last spring (similar coloring) .Once the yarn was spun, I really had to muster the strength to start up again on -
The Shawl of doom oom oom oom.
I got myself all geared up, sat down to start, and I realized I lost the pattern. After a couple months of stubborn fruitless searching, I finally broke down and contacted the woman I bought it from, who thank goodness was still in business and nice enough to resend the files. Then naturally I found the originals 2 days after that.
So then I had to relearn the stitches and everything. So, I just finished up the main part, and was all happy, like I'm almost done, right? Not so fast little grasshopper. The lace edging. Oh my gosh the lace edging. Its another 20 hours of work. And I am halfway done with the lace edging, and I am starting to feel anxiety. Because after the lace edging, I'm going to have to...wait for it...BLOCK IT! I hate blocking. In fact, I just threw up a little in my mouth from thinking about it.
So, if you don't mind, please send me good thoughts to help me get through the final stages of this beastly, Moby Dick of a project. thank you in advance.