So last Tuesday I had to frog the shawl. And well losing close to half my time with nothing to show for it may have motivated me strongly.
Wednesday morning I had just a couple of the 50 rows of lace and was planning on cutting it short since I had cast on 201 stitches instead of the 273. I actually finished the shawl by Friday night, while out with friends.
It turns out she had ulterior motives. Blocking shawls with a cat is always an adventure. But the shawl is done, dry and unpinned a week early even!