Is it really Thursday all ready? My sense of time seems to be a bit out of step with the days this first full week of the new year. I'm hoping that it doesn't race too quickly to Valentine's Day!
Stacey and I have set and shaken on a goal of finishing Chart 1 of Icarus by February 14. There's nothing (material) wagered, we're just setting a first step goal so that we can enjoy wearing our Icarus shawls, which others have completed in the Knitting with Nora KAL. Although Stacey made our goal public by blogging about it yesterday so there's just a bit more pressure. Little minx. That's fine really. I do very much want to finish this shawl and if this works, I'm happy.
As of this moment, I have 105 more rows to go in Chart 1 with 37 days remaining. It seems very a reasonable goal with some time management and skillful packing for my trip to the east coast next week. It is probably about time for me to throw a lifeline into my knitting to thwart Murphy. What do you think? Do you have any hints for fitting lace knitting into your day?
Yesterday, I finally realized the dull headache I experienced all vacation was not stress-related. In fact, my sinuses have been trying to tell me they need attention and I almost left it too late. I found (and used) the Mucinex in the medicine drawer and drank more warm liquids, besides adding hot sauce to my lunchtime noodle soup. This morning, I do feel better and I expect continued progress, now that I've clued into my body a bit. Flying next week would have been no fun if I hadn't had the light-bulb moment.