Monday, January 29, 2018

It's finished!

I am so excited to share this project!

This scarf was a gift for one of my dear friends, Lori.  A bit of background: last year I inherited a bunch of yarn from Lori, and over Thanksgiving I dug out this beautiful off-white chunky yarn.  Some time ago someone on Facebook tagged me in this pattern, and I thought the yarn would be perrrrrrrrrrrrfect. So I started knitting.

I didn't have a recipient in mind, but I asked Lori what yarn it was (since there were no labels) and she told me about the bad memories that the yarn held for her.  In that moment I decided without saying it that I was making this scarf for Lori.  So I did.

When I gave it to Lori, she cried.  I cried.  We cried together.  I didn't take pictures of that moment but later on, I got a lovely photo of Lori modeling it.  See? She told me that all the bad memories are replaced with good ones.  That makes me really, really happy.  

The owner and knitters at my local yarn shop, Cast On Yarn Studio are such enablers!  A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to knit a Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl and they showed me this beautiful Berroco Folio Luxe yarn -- 65% superfine merino, 25% rayon, 8% acrylic, and 2% sparkly bits.  

I was going gangbusters for a bit until somewhere in the 3rd repeat where I made some kind of mistake that I couldn't find or fix.  I *knew* I should have put in a lifeline but noooooooo. I figured I'd be fine to make it through the repeat but I wasn't fine. So I frogged it, start over, and believe me, I've learned my lesson.  I'll post a photo when I get a little bit further along. 

Until then, happy knitting!



  1. Kori looks great wearing the fabulous shawl. it might be an idea to put a lifeline at the end of each repeat...don't forget to put pic(s) here, FB, and Plurk xxxxxx

    1. sorry should read LORI

    2. Yup, I'm a big fan of lifelines. I'll remember to add them in the future for sure!


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