08 May 2006
I knit something
I can't believe it's been over two months since I've written anything in here. I definitely never meant for that to happen. Unfortunately, taking a trip to Paris over spring break (for a class, though it was definitely a lot of fun, the MCAT and all studying involved in that joyful venture, and now, most recently, finals has robbed me of almost all of my knitting time. There was a little work on that hat from the last post (still unfinished, but it's May now so who wants a hat? Even in Ohio) and a brief affair with a sock, but for the most part, there was nothing.
However, while I was supposed to be writing a final paper on Patriarchy in Jane Austen on Saturday I realized that this weekend was my last chance to give the Knitting Olympics shawl to its intended recipient, or rather, the mother of its intended recipient. So instead of writing the paper, I knit, stitched, weaved in the last ends, washed it, and prayed it would dry in time. Thankfully it did, because I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do if it didn't, although I had a pretty creative plan involving a floor fan and some hair dryers. In lieu of an actual baby, modeling the shawl is the stuffed dolphin my brother got me from the Newport Aquarium.
I must say I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. The pattern was not thorougly exciting, but it was easy enough to memorize, and it turned out looking so nice. It's also so soft and wonderful, and when I gave it to my "mom," she cried, which made me cry, but it was worth it. So very worth it.
Pattern: Shawl in Special Knits
Yarn: Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in the alluring shade "340001"
Started: 11 February 2006
Finished: 6 May 2006
Oh Blog, I shall never forsake you again.