This shawl is complete except for the BIND OFF ROW!!! UGH!!! And mind you, this is AFTER I cut out the last two rows of the pattern–which took some fancy, sleight-of-needles knitwork. The last six rows of the final chart almost had me go OUTSIDE to get a couple beers. And then I noticed: I’m really running short of yarn AGAIN. WTF? So now I have to JOIN YARN just to bind off *insert maniacal laughter here*.
Ok. I can look at the bright side. I won’t have to dye a slew of yarn; I can finish the shawl with undyed and then overdye right before I block it. No biggie. But it’s still heartbreaking you know? In a few years I’ll laugh but not right now.
At least once Icarus is done, I can then concentrate on gift knitting. Remember, I DID say I’d knit a few Christmas gifts this year, for the first time. I’ve got less than 6 weeks so I’d better get a move on!!