I am clearly terrible at deadline knitting. 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.
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!