Blocking now
Saturday May 26th 2012, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

Today… We’ll see how things develop. But I think I know now why I had to make two.

On the second go-round on my aunt’s shawl, I carefully wrote down, checked, double-checked and cross-examined every word going onto that page: do you promise to knit the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you shawl?

Yes. (But I’ll knit it again and again. Trust but verify.)

I am close to giddy at how gorgeous it came out–and, for all the pain that it was in the writing of it, the fact that it’s reproducible now.

And I am grateful to all those across the ages in whose honor I shall wait till Tuesday to mail it.

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At least give us a picture.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 05.27.12 @ 6:45 am

I’m guessing we have to wait to see the first cover shots of the new book to see this shawl?

Comment by Channon 05.27.12 @ 7:23 am

it does sound like this is cover shot material — can’t wait to knit it!!

Comment by Bev 05.27.12 @ 7:47 am

Nicely said. I thought about those I know who served and are gone and those who I didn’t know as I was out enjoying the holiday weekend. I didn’t feel guilty – this is why they served, so we all could live in peace and seek our own brand of joy.

Comment by twinsetellen 05.27.12 @ 9:55 am

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