Rhymes With Fuchsia

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Freedom

Thanks for all the kind words on the shawl! From a size hot off the needles of about 20 by 52 inches, it blocked to 27 by 75 inches, occupying the whole length of the blocking board and then some. (I shudder to imagine how long it would have been if I'd actually knit that extra foot. Sometimes running out of time is a good thing.) I'm really pleased with the finished product — not feeling a tiny twinge at giving away something I made would probably be a very bad sign, and that twinge is definitely there this time. And maybe not so tiny.


I took the shawl over to the collection point this morning; the collector, Pat, very kindly consented to model it for me.


The auction to benefit Miss B's school is tonight in beautiful Leominster, MA. The auction accounts for more than half of the money we raise each year to pay for some of the things that keep getting cut out of our budget, so it's a big deal.

The best part: now that the shawl is done, I can knit whatever I want. I've started a Dulaan hat, and sock thoughts (fear not, sock pal: you are on my list) are beginning to come to me on little pattering feet. Or is that patterning feet?

8 Comments:

  • Blocking is a really amazing thing, isn't it. The shawl is fabulous. Grace on you for giving it away. Knit anything you want!

    By Blogger Ann, at 6:50 PM  

  • The modeled shot really shows off the shawl! Gorgeous. Be sure and tell us what it brings at the auction.

    By Blogger Carole, at 6:52 PM  

  • Wow! It is beautiful and so big. I would be hard for me to give that away.

    By Blogger margene, at 8:35 PM  

  • Oh WOW. That is one gorgeous piece of lace! I too am impressed that you can actually bring yourself to part with it. Hope it brings in lots of money for the school. (It's for a school, right?)

    By Blogger Beth S., at 8:51 PM  

  • That really is amazing about the blocking. It's a beautiful piece, an heirloom. Can't wait to hear how much it sells for!

    By Anonymous Dave Daniels, at 9:29 PM  

  • That is one beautiful shawl. An awesome amount of work. You are such a good person.

    By Anonymous Laurie, at 7:12 AM  

  • Your shawl has turned out so lovely indeed - it must have been a sacrifice to give it away, it's a really great thing that you did it!
    Now, have fun knitting, and best wishes from Austria!

    By Anonymous Dipsy D., at 7:17 AM  

  • Oh, it is really beautiful! What pattern did you use?

    By Blogger Jena the yarn harpy, at 8:43 AM  

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