Once a literature geek, always a literature geek.
In the comments Brit observed:
It seems that progress on thestole is going more slowly than on your last two shawls. Is that because you aren’t finding as much time to knit? Or is it because it is a difficult pattern?
I was wondering when someone would ask me why the heck it is taking me so long to knit this baby.
The reason is the former, not the latter. While this stole is heavily patterned, there really are no tricky bits to it. The lace stitches consist only of yarnovers, k2tog, and a sl1 k2tog psso double decrease. Every row is knit. There is patterning on every row, but that just makes it more entertaining to knit, as far as I’m concerned.
And each row can be completed pretty quickly. Because it is a stole, it is not extremely wide, so I can whack out a row in a few minutes.
Getting that few minutes is the problem. I have had a whole lot of impediments to knitting lately, so progress has been almost non-existent. Still, I got a nice chunk of knitting time in yesterday afternoon, so that was encouraging.
And my second sock is almost done. I will hopefully finish it tomorrow on the commute. As soon as it is done, the stole will accompany me as commuter knitting, so I can get a few more rows knit every day.
Stay tuned for further developments . . .
“Just finish my white blankie, willya?”