It has been a long hard slog, full of stress and nightmares and lunacy and way too many hours crammed together at the very end, but at last I can say, “It is finished.”
The never-ending project of continually moving target deadline is done. Or at least, mostly done on our end. The drawings went to the printer this morning, the construction manager will have them tomorrow, and we can breathe again. Briefly. I’m sure in a day or two we’ll start getting swampped with calls – the “can I substitute x for y” or “I can’t find x in the drawings” or “what on earth do you mean by y?” variety. However…just having the drawings finished, and out to bid is a major accomplishment and relief on this project. On the other hand, I’ve been so tied to this project for the past year-and-a-half (less breaks while the client tried to decide what they were doing…), that I’m feeling a little adrift.
But not too adrift. There was a little too much overtime there at the end! I actually didn’t knit from Tuesday until Saturday, thanks to this little project…and with all those lovely new yarns sitting around, too!
However, finally finished can also apply to another project that got finished (i.e., finally blocked!) just before work went into deadline mode. Girasole è finito!
(more pictures on Ravelry)
Yarn: Cashmere 3/28NM Heavy Lace Weight from Colourmart. (Roughly a light fingering weight.)
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) (DPNs and circular)
I still love this pattern. The “plain” rows got a little tedious towards the end, simply due to the number of stitches, but it was still a very enjoyable knit overall. And I absolutely love the cashmere. It washes up to be very soft. Interestingly, my tension on the DPNs at the beginning was tighter than with the circular needle. In fact, it appears that my tension gradually loosened towards the end of the shawl, leaving the edging so loose it almost resembles filet crochet.