The Feather and Fan Shawl is now up to 744 stitches per round. I have begun to brace myself, or gird my loins, or whatever (what is
girding? Why does one do it to one's loins? Is it, maybe, some sort of pre-battle ritualistic cleansing
procedure? I do not know, and I am not entirely sure I want to.) for the long, grueling remainder of this shawl's knitting.
Next round, I shall time how long it takes to knit at my usual, slow, distracted-by-other-things rate, just to see what I'm going to be in for later on.
Next shawl I knit, by the way? I'm going to rinse the yarn before I ball it up and start knitting, because the vinegar left in Handpaintedyarn.com
's yarn makes my hands sting a bit.
Still, I'm a happy knitter, enjoying my shawl which may or may not be finished sometime this year.