Today I managed to get about 126 stitches bound off with the knitted-on border. I came home from work at 9:30 and put on When Harry Met Sally and knit away. I decided after getting a good section bound off that I really wanted to be able to track progress. I went back and placed stitch markers every 50 stitches so I would know how much was left to work.
We are predicted to have temps in the single digits this weekend so I plan to spend Saturday and when I’m not at work on Sunday on this project so I can hopefully have this shawl off the needles by the end of the weekend. Then I will be able to get back to Jo’s Big Comfy Sweater now that I have 2 of the good Prym needles. That’s mindless knitting. Just miles of stockinette to the armpits then a ridge pattern for a long bit. I wish I had the patience to redesign the pattern to be worked in the round. But I don’t have the patience for that. Plus it would work against the easy design of 2 T shaped pieces sewn together into a sweater without a front or back.
I want to be done with that project this coming week if possible so I can do something completely new & different while I’m on my staycation starting on Friday.
I’m not sure what I will choose. Something easy and portable or something complex that requires concentration? I have the C2C crochet afghan kit, I have multiple Caron Cakes in different materials that might be another afghan or another sweater. Or a new pair of socks with the yarn I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I will have to ponder my options this week while I’m busy knitting another few miles of 8 stitch wide border on the Pi Shawl.