I wanted to be through the first chart by now, but I didn't realize how much that really was. I thought 22 rows...that can't be too bad, but turns out that there are more than 10,000 stitches from the beginning of the shawl to halfway through the first chart.
Yeah, you read that right. More than 10,000.
At roughly 10 stitches per minute, that's around 16 hours so far and I still have half the chart to go. I was a little too optimistic I think.
My yarn is shrinking rapidly too. I've used up the first 250 yards of the 750 yards I have. Please let me have enough!
I'm not sure how much more I'll be able to work on it today because I've got pies to bake, but I'll try.