Because I need one to stick in the Forest Path Shawl as it is done! I finished the last 5 rows last night, which took longer than I had expected because Django decided to help several times by instantaneously leaping into my lap and pulling my stitches off the needle. I started this shawl back in February 2007. Of course it laid abandoned in a bag for 3 years. I loved the entrelac design, hated the border as it was boring, and I had a love/hate relationship with the pattern itself, I found some of the written directions rather confusing and annoying, and since I’ve been in a very clutzy mood lately I was in no mood to tink and reread it forever. I’m not happy how I bound it off, its going to be hard to block it wide enough now. And right now because its not blocked you really can’t see the pattern at all. But I’ll block it this weekend and then post pictures of it. I’m hoping that even with my struggles with the binding off and the directions I’ll end up with a beautiful garment that will be worn proudly.
Immediately after binding off I started the Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl. I’ve wanted to knit this pattern for years and then forgot about it. Over the 3-day weekend a week ago I pulled out all my lace patterns including a binder of individual patterns I had bought and basically forgotten about. This shawl matched the look I had in mind for my Cashmere/Silk Jade Sapphire Yarn and the colors brilliantly. I’m in love with this yarn, it is the softest most amazing yarn I’ve ever knit with. Although I must admit that on July 5th I wasn’t too happy with it, as the first skein I wound decided to be unruly. I ended up having to wind it and untangle it by hand which took in excess of 12 hours! But I was determined to not let this piece of luxury go to waste. I still have a few feet wrapped around the swift that if I run out I’ll untangle, and if I have enough yarn with what I have wound will end up in the trash. Its so tangled it in itself would probably take me hours upon hours and I’d end up with a lot of little teeny tiny balls. The one skein of yarn is already in about 6 balls of yarn.
And to prove to you that Django is the biggest dog baby ever – here’s a picture of his favorite thing to do in the evening.