I finally looked up the due date for the Skagit County Fair Open Class Needlework Division: August 7.
Let’s see, I’ve been working on this project for 12 days. I have 22 days left (you have to build in a few days for blocking and drying at the end). Here’s how far I am:
That’s a feasible schedule, but I definitely can’t slack off. I should have started sooner, obviously, but I had some apathy issues. Then I had trouble finding Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in white/natural.
Also, with the ripping back. Most recently I ripped back 10 rounds of that thumb because I didn’t like what I had done. The pattern unhelpfully urges you to “continue the palm pattern on the back of the thumb.” But it’s not a very EASY palm pattern, and there’s no chart, you just kinda wing it? I guess?
Anyway I did stripes, but after about an inch I realized I was chickening out. And what is the point of knitting for public judgment at the county fair if you don’t try your hardest?