I ended it.
Hanami and I are finished. I delivered her to my sister and I do believe she was smitten. As you can see, the shawl was meant to be much larger than the abbreviated version she wore on her wedding day. I still say it worked. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
She was kind enough to model it, though all I had with me was the iphone camera. I would have taken some beauty shots after blocking but I was up late breaking up with Hanami before I blocked her and needed to make an early boat. No time.
I do believe I’m forgiven though, despite the fact that there is an Ellington Sock to be knit to complete that promise. Stay tuned though, as I may have an spell of finishitupitis. That’s my offering to the knitting lingo you were asking for. The Yarn Harlot came up with it and I’m begging for a plague.
Speaking of shawls, beaded and languishing, I was inspired to pull out my Shipwreck!
I cast on May 2010 after Spring Fling, using Skinny Bugga in Swift Long Winged Skimmer. I’ve added beads and am now on the netting, which is the final chart. It’s some mind numbing K2together, YO’s, which would be fine were it not for the fact I have to stop and unwind a long length of yarn to slide the beads down every ten minutes. I decided not to use a crochet hook because the knitted on beads lie nicely in the YOs. I’m tempted to make myself do a row or two a night, but we’ll see.
What I love about having finishitupitis is I feel virtuous and productive. I get a pair of socks done in the time it takes to knit one, or a shawl done in the time it takes to knit half of it. Or at least this is what I tell myself when I feel like putting it down while trying to fight off the throws of castingonitis.
What’s in your UFO bin?