Update on In the Moment. The other night I was knitting away on this shawl. I had a plan. That evening I would finish the border. The next day I would switch colors, work a couple rows and then do a picot bind off over 391 stitches. It sounds a lot quicker than it really is, but I was prepared for the long haul on the bind off.
I was closing in on the last 4 rows of the border. My ball of yarn was getting sickeningly small, so I did a weigh-in. I worked 2 rows and weighed again. The numbers told me I was probably going to be short, but I'm optimistic by nature and forged ahead.
The numbers didn't lie. I had about 60 stitches left on the last border row when I ran out of yarn. The real kicker? Just last week I wound 40 yards off this ball of yarn for something totally unrelated . . . because I was convinced I would have more than enough for this shawl.
It was late at night, and I considered several work-arounds. I eventually settled on a solution - maybe not the best one, but at that late hour it seemed like the way to go. More details on that another time.
The good news . . . this shawl is finished, picot bind off and all.
It's blocking now and will be ready for the weekend. Mission accomplished.
This week's color inspiration is a show of pink.
Delicate and dainty.