I was pretty much gobsmacked yesterday afternoon when OPM announced that the federal government in the D.C. area would be closed today but hey! I’ll take it!
Here’s the view from this morning:
The sun was coming out. Yay!
Things are looking good down on the street. I went out and ran some errands. The streets were fine. The parking lots, not so much. Very icy.
I also finished this:
My Talisman Shawl. It sure doesn’t look like much in that photo, does it? The pre-blocked dimensions are 48″ by 24″.
Blocking achieved this miracle:
After blocking, it’s 64″ wide by 34″ down the center back. Knit from one skein of Wollmeise, with just 14 grams leftover.
Here’s a close-up of the lace pattern:
Here’s what I started today:
Care to hazard a guess as to what it is?
Miss Lucy slept through the blocking of the Talisman Shawl today. I’m sure she’s kicking herself that she missed out on helping me. But I turned the heat on this past weekend and she’s been happily sleeping through the most exciting events.