Anyway, I cast on for my shawl on the evening of Feb. 12 during the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games not knowing if I could really get it done and blocked before the games were up. I have knitted shawls before and this didn't seem like a giant one, but I have never knitted a shawl (or anything much bigger than a mitten) in two weeks time. So anyway, I've done it! It is still in the blocking pins (I hope--there are two cats inside afterall) at home and it is a couple days before the Olympics are over! I didn't even knit every night--I did need to take some recuperating time between long evenings of knitting as my hands would start to ache. (Much like Olympic athletes appreciate a break between events).
So here are my progress photos . . . (and a link to my shawl in Ravelry and the Ravelympics! and also a link to The Knitting Olympics!)
The lump--all knitted!
Pattern detail before blocking
Edge detail before blocking
Being blocked in the morning sun
Just look at those swirly bits and edges!
I mean--look at those--aren't they gorgeous!