It's been an exhilarating ride: starting one week ago I picked up The Woodland Angel and I have worked on it steadily for 8 days. And it looks like the ride will continue. Tomorrow I am taking my husband in for same-day surgery, removal of his gall bladder. I expect to be at the hospital from 6am till around 4pm. His surgery is set for 8am and I expect he'll be in a room from about noon to four, recovering enough for the drive home. Since I expect to be in waiting rooms and hospital rooms for extended periods of time, I think I'll bring the stocking and Primitive Needle's Thy Needle and a book to while away the waits.
When next Wednesday rolls around, I hope to extend my Wentzler Wednesday into a more modest three day stitch rather than the 9 day marathon I will be completing tomorrow. That way I can attend to the other pieces in my rotation and still manage to make acceptable progress on the stocking. At this rate I can be reasonably certain I'll meet my goal of finishing section 8 this month and I may even manage to anticipate October's goals by making a good start on section 7. I am beginning to believe I may actually finish this stocking in time for Christmas 2012.