I finished it!
Sunday August 31st 2008, 11:43 am
Filed under: Friends,Knit

Kris\'s shawlI finished Kris’s shawl at about 11:30 last night, which, come to think of it, is the same time of day that I finished designing it Monday night.  Kris now knows about it; I’m still paying a bit for the sun exposure last week, so since Nina was at the Kings Mountain Art Fair yesterday, I called her, she told Kris and Mel, my potter friends, and we arranged how to get the shawl to them without my having to be outside.  Kris is ecstatic.  She apologized that she couldn’t pick it up last night, and I was going, no, no, that’s quite alright.  It’s not quite done.  (I can only knit so fast.)

And now it is.  And I can’t show it to you all yet, which gets really frustrating because I’m absolutely a born show-off.  But trust me, it’s blocked now and it feels like one of the most gorgeous things I have ever knit, and certainly one of the most meaningful.

I’m picturing my readers flipping through future pages and then the blog and going, wait–the original was pink? How does that work for a landscape scene?

Um, early foggy dawn?  But then, a shawl is an article of clothing first of all, and this was a good color for her.   And I am very, very pleased.

(P.S. Kris–Lisa Souza sends a hello, old friend!)

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Even sitting there in a mysterious lump, I wanna pet it and hug it and fondle it. I can hardly wait to see it all bloomed out!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.31.08 @ 11:52 am

ohhh can’t wait to see it all out and pretty –

Comment by rho1640 08.31.08 @ 5:16 pm

It’s beautiful. Such a labor of love!

Comment by Joansie 08.31.08 @ 6:07 pm

Congrats on reaching your goal. It’s so satisfying to meet a deadline, even if it’s self-imposed. I know you were looking forward to presenting this shawl. Yippee!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.31.08 @ 7:01 pm

It’s fortunate a born show-off has such beautiful creations to show off! Can’t wait to see it blocked in all its glory!

Comment by Lynn 09.01.08 @ 8:11 am

Congrats! I’m glad a delivery was arranged. Can’t wait to see it in all its glory, but I am practicing my patience…

Comment by Channon 09.01.08 @ 10:25 am

It’s so soft looking..I expect it to walk off or meow..even though I’m not a cat lover.
Love the soft shade of pink.

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 09.03.08 @ 3:13 pm

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