Today I am meeting with Lion Brand to finalize the plans for the front window of their new store on 15th Street, Lion Brand Studio. Then I will have a month to knit and crochet in order to finish it: the deadline is March 1st. When I suggested that a month was not a huge amount of time to knit up something to fill a seven-foot wide window, David Blumenthal (the CEO of LB), just looked at me. Here is a man who has spent his life around knitters, fast knitters. He wasn't hearing any of it.
I do worry that expectations are set rather high. I asked for and received the price I wanted to do the project but it was clear that it was more than they had expected to spend, so now the pressure is on. Oh expectations! I shake my fist at you!
In the end, however, it is just knitting, my old friend.