So my Rock Island has been the disaster shawl of 2012.
It took forever to finish the trim.
I screwed up the very simple first two rows of the lace charts about 16 times before getting it right.
After I FINALLY got going on the lace charts, a coworker grabbed my knitting out of my hands as I was knitting it (because she "just wanted to touch it to see if it was soft), and ripped about 50 stitches off the needles, causing me to have to rip back to my lifeline and reknit about three days of work.
And now, I'm slogging through approximately 10 billion rows of garter stitch.
But the end is near! (I hope)
Here it is in progress, with Beezer's tail, and our new rug: