I’ve put in a lot of hours on the border of this shawl and I’m only a bit over one-third done. This project will go to seven posts, I’m sure of it.
One interesting thing I’ve noted: to me, the garter stitch section of this shawl gives off a slightly more green hue while the border gives off a slightly more blue hue. At first I thought it was a trick of the eye, but when I realized I switched skeins just about the same time I moved on to the border section, it made sense.
So, if you’re knitting this with a hand-dyed or otherwise variable colorway yarn, you might want to make sure you are deliberate in when you switch from one skein to another. For me, it was just a happy accident—one of the lovely surprises knitting offers up.
I have become comfortable enough to take this out in public, and I have a meeting tonight and a member-of-the-audience thing tomorrow, so I anticipate lots of useful knitting time. I’ll need it—this thing is a sizable undertaking!