In which I hang a shawl in a tree

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I knit this a while ago. A friend of mine asked me to find something to enter into our sheep and wool’s contest since its a new addition to our festival and they wanted to make sure they had some entries. Entries had to be 100% wool, so I didn’t have much to choose from. Anyway, I came home with a nice ribbon. Apparently the judge loved my shawl and didn’t have to think much about a winner.

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The pattern is Adamas knit with Knitpicks Shadow in Midnight. Its a navy blue green heather that is quite pretty in person.

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Grah

I blame this on the fact that my shawl is now so big that I can not properly spread it out and look at the entire thing.

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I wanted to enter this into the garment competition at Rhinebeck. I now need to decide how important that is to me, then come up with a plan of attack.

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Options:
1) Rip it all the way back to that bottom lifeline and re-knit all of that work (43 rows) and make myself sick working all that twisted rib again and be resigned to not finishing it this year.

2) Drop down the section between the ribbed columns and knit it back up, I think after blocking that would look OK.

3) Screw it and just keep knitting. This is what I would normally do, but in a piece this big that has taken up so much of my time I feel that I ought to fix it.