Because I am clearly insane. I decided, just last week, that I wanted to attempt a wedding knit. Well no, I take that back. I'd been thinking about a wedding knit for a while now. In fact, way back, before we were even engaged, I thought about knitting a wedding shawl to keep for whenever the time would come (wishful thinking at that point). I even bought some aahmazing Malabrigo lace yarn, and started a shawl. When it didn't seem as though a wedding was eminent, I went on to knit other projects. Then, as life happens sometimes, this whole wedding thing came as a surprise, and a quickly approaching one at that. I didn't give the shawl much thought, dismissing it as an impossibility- after all, I had been knitting gift after gift and didn't have time to consider knitting a shawl under such a time constraint.
But then, a little over a week ago, I found myself with nothing on the needles, the earmarked skeins of Malabrigo lace sitting in my knitting basket, and a desire to knit something special to commemorate our wedding. I decided to browse Ravelry for ideas. And Ravelry, kick ass as it is, led me to Evelyn Clark's Swallowtail Shawl. You know the one. I noticed that people had knit this shawl in a short amount of time (so I knew it *could* be done).
That said, with the wedding on September 28th, that gives me only a little over a month. And given how redonkulously long it took me to knit my Icarus Shawl, this month-long deadline seems like certifiable crazy talk. I asked Dis and Margaux to tell me that I was crazy, but instead they encouraged me like good friends do, and so I'm giving it a go. I won't kill myself if I don't finish it in time, I'll just knit along and see what happens. It's not like I have anything else going on right now! :p
Who does this??