Annis update's now T = -9 days and I have three out of six Annis done (two blocked even!) and have started #4. Things that I have learned along the way:

Backwards loop cast on is a good stretchy edge, but makes the first row a bit dodgy
Malabrigo lace is gorgeous soft stuff, but can make some really impressive yarn barf
Just say no to nupps (at least when you're going for speed)

And husband really doesn't understand how important it is that I not be required to drive anywhere for the next week plus. That's key knitting time!

waves and dives back into lace knitting/short row fray, not to be heard from again until Le Tour starts