It can be a little tough sometimes, dontcha think? When you create something it’s a little like giving birth. Sometime cutting the apron strings can be difficult. In this case giving it was such a joy it wasn’t all that hard.
You may recall the lace shawl I started a while back? I started calling it my Heart Attack Shawl because while knitting one night one of my needles slid out abandoning a few dozen stitches to open air. I gasped and I don’t think I breathed again until I’d picked up the stitches and made all the necessary corrections to get them back as they needed to be.
I finished the shawl at least a month ago, maybe more and all I needed to do was block it so I could give it to the intended recipient. Blocking. It sounds so simple doesn’t it? I confess that I don’t particularly enjoy blocking. I love the end result which turns an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan, but the process is a pain.
But the sweet lady I wanted to give the shawl to was coming for tea today so I couldn’t put it off any longer. It was worth it let me just say.
All pinned out after soaking, rinsing and rolling in a towel:
Close ups of edges, body and spine:
The complete finished shawl:
And my dear, sweet friend. Red really is her color.
I’m glad the yarn told me who this shawl needed to be for but it’s a good thing I have so many projects in the works still or I might have a broken heart after saying good bye to my Heart Attack Shawl.