The bad news: what I thought was just a sinus issue turned out to be some sort of flu and I spent all of Thursday night in the throes of chills and fever and aches and insomnia. Sickest I’ve been in at least fifteen years.
The good news: after staying home from work on Friday and staying in all weekend I’m feeling considerably better. Not sure I’ll make it in to work tomorrow, but we’ll see.
The better news: I finished the Garden Party Shawl when I was home on Friday. Here it is unblocked:
A close-up of the center:
And a close-up of the edging:
To recap, this is a pattern available from Fiber Dreams, here. I made mine from Dream in Color Baby laceweight yarn, purchased from The Loopy Ewe, in the “Deep Sea Flower” colorway. I used the needle size called for in the pattern, a U.S. 5, and my completed shawl blocked out nicely to the dimensions stated in the pattern, 81 x 35 inches.
The pattern calls for 900 yards of laceweight yarn. One skein of the Dream in Color Baby has 700 yards, so I used one full skein and just a bit of the second skein.
This shawl is going to be a gift for someone and the occasion of the giving is not until August, so it will lie quietly among my other shawls until that time.
Lucy is lying quietly on the couch . . .