Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Oh dear.

A friend of mine is getting married towards the end of the month. No, not a friend. A person I have shared a significant part of my life with. The type of friend that over a lifetime you can usually count on one hand and that you are thankful for every day. The type of friend you would do anything for, even if there was only a slim chance you'd pull it off. Especially if you're the designated assistant for her wedding and head of the A-List (otherwise known as a bridesmaid) and the said task involved knitting.

My challenge is this: There are now 11 days (including what is left of today) until the wedding (is that a gasp I hear, V?) In the next 11 days I need to knit and block two lace shawls. Yes, two. One for me and one for the extremely talented (and now bald) friend who is making our dresses.

Now we could get in to an endless quagmire of discussion about why exactly I have 11 days to make 2 shawls (left it to the last minute), there may even be a sob story in there (yarn took twice as long to arrive as it should have) but I suspect it was self-sabotage. Thing is I like a bit of deadline pressure. I realise that this is possibly slightly masochistic in this instance, but i'm secretly a little excited by the challenge.


But i'm also realistic. Being ridiculously stubborn may not be enough in this case. So please, if you have any to spare, send your good knitting vibes my way. I suspect i'm going to need them.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear BP - you are so obviously a pressure-prompted person!!! Don't worry. Pressure prompted people do well under such circumstances! I will be cheering you on and looking forward to the results!!!! Go BP!!!!

Vana said...

Sob! More tears, I'm afraid...thankyou for your kind words.

And think of it this way... SOMEONE had to get stressed out about the wedding, and it hasn't really been me!

Liz said...

Sending lots of speedy knitter vibes your way!

Shazmina Bendi said...

Ahhhhhhh and it was only earlier today that I talked about sending knitting support your way!! You are a legend BP, I know you can (and will) do it!
BTW, is that LL's Lionand Lamb you have so provocatively displayed on your blog??

Meena sends her hapy cat vibes as well!

futuregirl said...

Good luck! :) I can't wait to see the shawls - that yarn is wonderful.

Emma said...

Sounds like a great challenege! I am sending you knitterly vibes. Now, get off the internet and get to work!

miss ewe said...

Stop typing. Go knit. May the force be with you.

Anonymous said...

You are insane I'm afraid..though they do say it's a fine line between insanity and genius, right? (Ok that's the best I could do on the spot..)

If it were me, I'd be off shopping online for shawls!

Go YOU!

melissa said...

wow - are you crazy?! ;) i'm sure it will work out great though - good luck!

Sourire11 said...

Wow!!!! 11 days! Wow!!! That's a challenge but you can totally do it... sending lots and lots of good (and speedy) knitting vibes your way!

and Congrats to your friend!

Nora said...

OMG!! Sending lots and lots of vibes (and then some)! x

SadieandLance said...

Knit one purl one power to you baby.

Of all the fab knitters I know you are the greatest finisher completer and I have no doubts you'll be posting the finished products here next week. Ionly wish I could knit lace and I could actually help you when you get to the last couple of days and you're staying at our place.

Dharma said...

Sending you knitting mojo. I am familiar with the fine line between insanity and genuis; pressure-prompted person - love that phrasing. The yarn looks luscious.

Meg said...

Good luck!