Thursday, September 14, 2006

Not knitting what I should

Several months before we moved from Virginia to Alabama I bought this yarn, Suri Dream, from Knit Picks thinking the alpaca would be nice and warm knit into a simple shawl. Alabama is much warmer than I remembered, so the Suri Dream sat in a box until last week.

A friend's husband is in the hospital for an extended period receiving treatment. Almost every hospital I've been in has been chilly, no matter what the season of the year. As I was praying for this friend, her husband, and their children, I remembered the yarn and thought it would be a nice chill-chaser for her as she stays at the hospital with her husband. I'd hoped to finish by today so I could overnight it to her, but I'm not done yet.

My friend is taller than me, so I need a bit more length, then a fringe to finish it off. It's nice and warm, but not thick. I'm using size 11 needles (the new Knit Picks needles I got a few weeks ago) and 4 balls of the yarn, and I'm knitting the Lion Brand prayer shawl pattern. I hope my friend doesn't mind the color.

I guess this counts as knitting, even though it requires no concentration and is a quick and easy pattern.

(Jeannine, it's all history on the bookcases behind me - I know you can pick out Joy Hakim's History of US and Winston Churchill's set on World War II.



Blogger Jeannine said...


You are so nice and such a true friend. I think the shawl is beautiful and so are you. :-)

I was actually thinking to myself if I should ask what books were behind you (in a joking sort of way) and then I read the end of your post and laughed out loud. Thanks for humoring me once again.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Donna Boucher said...

The shawl is just lovely!

You are a fast knitter!!!

10:31 PM  

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