My early confidence in my progress seems misplaced at this point.
I still love my chosen project, but I hadn't really thought through the fact that I'm essentially knitting a very long scarf - and I hate knitting scarves.
The pattern stitch is pretty easy and very memorizable, so at this point it's not even keeping me entertained. I just finished the 68" of the long panel, and I've picked up stitches along the panel to knit the back. After the back is finished it's some crazy number of inches to knit the belt, then a crochet finish a couple of times around the whole thing.
This being Friday, and with the Olympics ending Saturday, it really doesn't look like it's gonna happen, folks. Don't get me wrong, by no means am I giving up...just sayin'.
(PS - LOVE the YARN. Hand Maiden Fine Yarns Great Big Sea Silk in Pewter - delicious. Every stitch.)