The pun'kin socks were almost done. I still needed to graft the first toe, but the second one was just about ready for the toe decreases.
These have been my transit knitting. I spend about an hour per weekday waiting for or aboard public transit, which for this pattern corresponded to getting 5-10 rows done in a given day, particularly once I memorized the pattern and stopped referring to the chart. I had already picked out my next pattern and was looking for a time slot to wind the yarn.
I am clearly terribleat deadlineknitting. I have been working on my grandmother's shawl for 26 days and have just finished chart 3. This means that I am 26.4% done with the body of the shawl. At this rate, I can expect to finish to the body of the shawl in approximately 73 days, or December 21. At that point I would still have the border and bind-off to do.
This shawl is not going to make it to my grandmother in time for her birthday. It will be a Christmas present. I would still like to pick up the pace a bit, but it is coming along nicely, if slower than I wanted.
It doesn't look particularly nice at this stage, because right now it is a crumpled wad. Its ugly duckling stage will end, though.
Meanwhile, the punkin socks are moving along nicely. At some point soon, I should convince myself that I can use some home-knitting time to graft the first toe shut instead of knitting on Elizabeth, and then the first sock will be completely finished. At my current pace, I should reach of the toe of the second within a week. I should have pumpkin socks in time for Halloween!