The thing about Rock Island is that the central lace panel is only 24 rows. Now, those 24 rows are over 220 stitches a row, but even so, 24 seems so easily achieved. So within reach. So suitable to not stop until I'm done. The thing that slowing me down on this is that I have to look at every stitch on every row so even watching television is a dubious proposition. Drinking to excess is not going to work with this chart and it's not going to go well on public transport. Things assisting me in getting this done include the fact that work has gone to hell in a hand basket: the project is wrapping up on the 30th of this month, and there are only three of us left in the team. One of whom had a heart attack on the weekend, and the other's mother broke her leg, badly, in far north New South Wales, and she's flying up there to go help tomorrow. Which just leaves me, sitting in the corner of a big room with my shawl,trying to hold on to what little calmness is left.
Only 10 rows to go.