Sorry, no pics this time...
I'm hoping it won't take too much longer on the shawl. These last hours of weaving and then finishing, washing and blocking are when I start to drag. I just want it to be finished, but since I'm the only one working on it, it won't magically finish itself. If I take 3-4 hours and work on it without interruptions, I can really get into a groove and get quite a bit accomplished.
The problem with hyper-focusing this way is that I don't interact with anyone during that time and I run the risk of ending up being tired all the next day at work because I lose track of time and only stop when my hands begin cramping (at about the 4.5 hour mark) which somehow ends up being almost 2 in the morning. Since I get up around 6 am and deal with middle schoolers all day, it is not a good mix.
I will probably work on it again tomorrow evening. I do want to get it off the loom. I'm thinking of breaking the loom down for a while and giving myself a little more space in the craft room for some other, ongoing projects. I'll say more about the projects in the next post.